Before jumping into a courtroom hearing about spousal support in Colorado, be sure you know whether the laws are working in your favor. Like child support, spousal maintenance laws in Colorado are based upon standard formulas, percentages and calculations which are not designed to address every unique situation.
Many people have a mistaken notion about the purpose of spousal support. Centuries of bias have contributed to the impressions that spousal support is a "punishment" for the husband, or that the wife is inherently incapable of supporting herself in the eyes of the law. The purpose of Spousal support is not about blame or guilt, but is about fairness and transition from marriage.