Colorado Alimony Laws and Spousal Support

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Colorado Alimony

A Colorado Court will Order spousal support or alimony for either party if it is shown that the party requesting alimony:
  • lacks sufficient property, including his or her share of any marital property, to provide for his or her needs, and 

  • is unable to support his or herself through appropriate employment, or has custody of a child and the circumstances are such that the spouse should not be required to seek employment outside the home.

 If it is determined that a party is entitled to alimony or spousal support  the amount and duration of Colorado alimony will be determined based upon the following factors: 

  • the time necessary to acquire sufficient education and training to enable the spouse to find appropriate employment, and that spouse's future earning capacity; 

  • the standard of living established during the marriage; 

  • the duration of the marriage;

  • the ability of the spouse from whom support is sought to meet his or her needs while meeting those of the spouse seeking support;

  • the financial resources of the spouse seeking maintenance, including marital property apportioned to such spouse and such spouse's ability to meet his or her needs independently; 

  • the age of the spouses; 

  • the physical and emotional conditions of the spouses; and 

  • any custodial and child support responsibilities.

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