Fighting for Your Future
Attorney James L. English, P.C. Serves Colorado Springs and Surrounding Communities
Without experienced legal representation, divorce can destroy your standard of living and financial resources. I will fight for your future in divorce negotiations and proceedings by working to secure a fair spousal maintenance decree or alimony agreement.
Many of my clients have a home and a parenting lifestyle that needs to be maintained for their children. Others have given up jobs or careers in order to be supportive of their spouse or be a stay-at-home parent. In Colorado, either the wife or the husband can be eligible for spousal support, often used as a temporary transitional tool to help a spouse ease into post-divorce life.
Call me at 719-633-1191 to discuss your circumstances and concerns regarding spousal maintenance. You can also contact me online.
The amount and duration of alimony/spousal support is dependent on a variety of factors, including:
- Length of the marriage
- Disparity of the income between the parties
- Age of the parties
- Health of the parties
- Whether one spouse has given up employment opportunity to further marriage (i.e. stayed home with the kids)
If you're a member of the military or a spouse of a member of the military, call me to discuss the unique aspects of military divorce and related spousal maintenance issues. I have substantial experience helping members of military families attain favorable alimony agreements.
Spousal maintenance comes in several different forms:
- Temporary: pending the outcome of the case, this transitional form of alimony may last just a few months.
- Rehabilitative maintenance: often awarded in marriages of medium or short duration, in which one spouse was at home with the children and is now reentering the job market. Rehabilitative support has a specific time limit.
- Permanent: this support lasts until the death of the receiving spouse or until remarriage. Often pertains to older couples married for a long period of time, where it is less likely a spouse will be able to reenter the work force.