Money is one of the most argued issues in a divorce. This includes child support, property division, asset division and spousal support. Also called alimony or spousal maintenance, spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other after a divorce. Though spousal support is not awarded in every divorce case, it can be argued for or against in many situations.
At the Law Offices of Steven M. Werner, P.C. in Colorado Springs, I am a dedicated advocate for my family law and divorce clients. I have an extensive understanding of the laws in Colorado that dictate how spousal support is handled and can explain how your rights can be protected under those laws.
As an experienced and knowledgeable spousal support lawyer, I can take the time to review your case and determine if it is possible to seek spousal support or argue against its awarding. It is important that a spouse be given the opportunity for gainful employment without substantially reducing his or her standard of living just because the couple is divorcing.Alimony Factors Considered
There are a number of factors that the courts consider when determining if spousal support is appropriate for an individual to pay or be paid. These factors include:
- Length of the marriage
- Age of the parties
- Physical health of the parties
- Income of the parties
- Income-earning potential of the parties
- Contribution to the marriage by the parties
- Any fault in the marriage
- Prenuptial agreements that detail how spousal support is to be handled
For more information about spousal support or to schedule a Colorado Springs spousal support attorney consultation: Call 719-473-4885 or fill out the contact form on this website. My law office is located near the courthouse in Colorado Springs.