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Is Alimony Mandatory in Colorado?

Alimony is not mandatory in Colorado. Rather, a party seeking alimony (also known as maintenance) must demonstrate a need for alimony and an ability to pay on the part of the paying spouse. Colorado uses a child support calculation to determine the amount of the award, and Judges have discretion in setting the time period for alimony. Generally, the parties must be married for three years before the Courts will award alimony. Divorcing spouses, however, can always agree on their own how much alimony will be paid over what time period.

Hiring a Colorado Alimony Attorney

The lawyer you select can affect the rest of your life. Colorado Legal Group’s team of Denver divorce lawyers and family law attorneys are highly skilled in developing a strategy that will get you through your case in the best way possible; with the best outcomes, lowest cost, and least amount of emotional stress. Let us guide you through a divorce without the drama, without costing you a fortune, and without ruining your family.

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