Arvada Alimony Attorney

Alimony, called spousal maintenance in Colorado, can be a complex legal and emotional issue for divorcing spouses. Whether you are a payor or a payee, a spousal maintenance order can affect your standard of living during your divorce and after the termination of your marriage.

If you anticipate an alimony battle or are concerned about the impact of an alimony award on your future, an experienced spousal maintenance attorney at Danielsen Westhoff, PC, can help.

Why Choose Danielsen Westhoff, PC?

Danielsen Westhoff, PC, is solely a family law firm. We have over 25 years of combined experience compassionately and aggressively representing families throughout Colorado.

Danielsen Westhoff, PC, is a highly successful and client-focused family law practice. We want to address your concerns and meet your family law goals.

Reach out to Danielsen Westhoff, PC, now to schedule your confidential spousal maintenance consultation.

How an Experienced Spousal Maintenance Attorney Can Help

An experienced spousal maintenance attorney from Danielsen Westhoff, PC, will explain Colorado’s alimony laws and ensure you know how they could affect your case. Colorado has advisory guidelines to assist the court in calculating spousal maintenance, but the court has broad discretion when determining spousal maintenance orders.

Danielsen Westhoff, PC, will present your spousal maintenance case to the court in the most favorable light possible.

We will also:

  • Work to settle your case through negotiations when possible;
  • Protect your legal rights as a spouse or former spouse; and
  • Accurately identify and calculate income sources for a spousal maintenance obligation.

Danielsen Westhoff, PC, can assist you with a post-decree spousal maintenance modification or termination. Call us in Arvada today to make your appointment!

Spousal Maintenance Must be Requested

A spouse must request a spousal maintenance award before the court will consider a spousal maintenance order. Spousal maintenance may be awarded during the pendency of a divorce, called temporary maintenance, or at the end of a divorce, called permanent maintenance.

Lifelong Spousal Maintenance is Rare

Although spousal maintenance awarded at the end of a divorce is called permanent maintenance, it is rarely lifelong. Instead, permanent maintenance is for a set timeframe and amount.

Temporary maintenance always terminates at the final divorce decree.

Factors Considered in a Spousal Maintenance Award

The court considers several statutory factors when making a spousal maintenance award. These are found in Colorado Revised Statutes section 14-10-114 and include but are not limited to the following:

  • The financial resources of the parties, including need and ability to pay;
  • The distribution of marital property;
  • The actual or potential income produced from separate or marital property;
  • The reasonable lifestyle and financial needs established during the marriage;
  • The income, employment and employability of the parties;
  • The historical earnings of the parties;
  • The duration of the marriage;
  • The reasonable ability to independently meet one’s own reasonable needs;
  • The age and health status of each party;
  • The need and duration of education for lower earning party;
  • The amount of temporary maintenance and number of months paid, if any;
  • The significant economic or non-economic contributions to the marriage; and
  • Any and all other relevant factors.

Colorado’s guidelines apply to marriages from three to 20 years and combined incomes up to $240,000. The court may deviate from the guidelines in the interest of fairness.

Contact an Experienced Arvada Spousal Maintenance Attorney Today

Regardless of your spousal maintenance issue, the skilled and knowledgeable attorneys at Danielsen Westhoff, PC, can help! We work with family law clients across Colorado to resolve stressful legal matters through alternative dispute resolution and trial litigation.

Call Danielsen Westhoff, PC, today for answers to your most challenging family law problems.