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At the Marrison Law Firm, we handle all aspects of family law in Colorado Springs including:

If you need to work out a family law problem or issue, please contact us at the Marrison Family Law Firm. Our family law attorneys in Colorado Springs can offer you sound advice and guide you through your options.

Marrison Family Law has been serving the Pikes Peak region for over 25 years. We specialize in all facets of family law and provide only the finest legal services in Colorado Springs. We understand how difficult each family law case can be and strive to provide the best legal service to help you solve your legal problems. Our goal is to ensure that once the dust settles you will have a legal solution that is going to work for you. We will work with you every step of the way to guarantee you get the best possible outcome for your case.

As an award winning Colorado Springs family law firm we know what it means to provide exemplary service. We understand each aspect of family law and take each case as if it were our own. Our services cover each area of family law that our customers deal with. Whether you are going through a divorce, custody battle, adoption or even domestic violence, we can help. Choose Marrison Family Law today and get your FREE consultation. We can’t wait to help you with your case. 

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Are you searching for experienced Adoption Lawyers in Colorado Springs?

When you begin to consider adoption, you will undoubtedly have more questions than answers, and a number of important decisions to make.  A good adoption lawyer/attorney will help you work through the myriad legal issues surrounding adoption, and fully prepare you for the adoption process. 

If you are looking for an experienced adoption attorney in Colorado Springs, Marrison Family Law can help.  As a family law practice, our satisfaction comes from helping Colorado Springs families become stable and remain intact. 

Whether you are considering adopting a related child, working with an adoption agency, or trying to decide between open and closed adoption, our experienced legal team will guide you through the Colorado adoption process.  At Marrison Family Law, it is our goal to help you become a family.

Adoption Lawyers Colorado SpringsMany people, when they think of adoption, will picture a newborn being adopted by a previously unrelated family.  This type of adoption, which usually involves little or no future contact with the birth mother, is called a “closed” adoption. Conversely, an “open” adoption occurs when the birth mother and adoptive family agree to a high level of future contact, which may include visitation and phone calls.  While these are certainly a part of our practice, they are not the most common form of adoption. 

Most adoptions occur within families; by grandparents, stepparents or other family members.  Intra-family adoptions can happen when a parent/guardian becomes disabled, remarries, or can no longer manage the responsibilities of parenthood.  Often times, an intra-family adoption is in the best interests of a child, whose only other option may be foster care.  Also, if a family member has been more involved in a child’s life than their parents, they may decide to seek custody and visitation rights, as opposed to legal adoption.

Some Facts You Should Know about Colorado Adoption

The adoption lawyers in Colorado Springs at Marrison Family Law will help you to fully understand Colorado law, as it pertains to adoption.

An adoption usually occurs in two steps.  First, the child must become “available for adoption”, i.e. either the birth parent relinquishes his or her parental rights to the child, or the Court terminates their rights.  Once that takes place, the child may be legally adopted by a new family.

With a private adoption, it is tempting to draw up a contract with the birth mother prior to the birth of the child, but this contract will not be legally enforceable. Colorado law will not allow a birth parent to terminate their parental rights until the child is born.  If you are considering private adoption, it is important to make your attorney aware of any promises or commitments made to the birth parent, including payment of specific medical bills and expenses. 

Once the Colorado adoption process begins, it is unwise to move out of the county. This is because each county handles their own adoptions.  Moving out of the county may require you to restart the process, including new paperwork filing, another home study, and so on.  Stay where you are throughout the duration of the adoption if you want the process to go quickly and smoothly.

Work with a Reputable Adoption Attorney in Colorado Springs

If your plans include an adoption call us at (719) 577-9292 and we will answer all your questions about adoption, private adoption, and help you determine your best course of action.  There is absolutely no obligation and your consultation will be 100% confidential.

Adopting a child is an important step for your family, and one that can take months to achieve. Before you embark on this endeavor, please contact us.  We will outline all of your options and help you to determine whether—and when—adoption is the right option for you.

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Child Support Colorado Springs

Divorce is one of life’s top ten stressors.  Add to that the prospect of sharing your children with an absent parent and the stress can become overwhelming.  

Negotiating a custody agreement is perhaps the most important part of the divorce process for couples with children, so it is important to get it right.  If you are facing a conflict involving the custody and parenting of your children, the child custody lawyers in Colorado Springs at Marrison Family Law can help. 

Marrison Family Law is a dedicated, experienced family law firm in Colorado Springs.  Our Colorado Springs child support lawyers know how to protect your rights as a parent, as well as the best interests of your children. 

Legal Child Custody Decision Making in Colorado

Colorado no longer uses the blanket term “custody.” Rather, parental rights are two-fold, meaning there are two distinct decisions that will need to be made regarding child custody; one being “decision making” – formerly “legal custody”, and the other residential responsibilities. 

Legal custody or decision making means a parent will have the right and the obligation to make decisions affecting the child’s upbringing. For example, the parent with legal custody now known as “sole decision making” can decide on schooling, religious training, and medical care without the consent of the other parent. 

When deciding which parent will make these decisions, Colorado family court normally starts with the assumption that the decisions should be mutually made. However, in determining the best option, Colorado family court considers the following factors, among others:

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  • Each parent’s pattern of involvement with the children

  • Whether there has been spousal or child abuse in the home

Colorado is a state that allows couples to divide the decision-making, reserving some decisions, such as educational decisions, to one parent, and allowing the other parent to determine sports, or music, for example.    Generally, however, Colorado family courts will presume that the parents can make decisions jointly and parents must consult and agree before any major life decisions are made.

Physical Custody & Visitation Rights in Colorado

Residential parental responsibility, formerly called “physical custody” determines where the child will live.  Generally, the parent with whom the child generally lives will have sole residential custody, with parenting time, i.e. visitation rights, given to the other parent.

An important element of any parenting or custody agreement is to specify the amount of parenting time awarded to the non-custodial parent. 

When the Colorado Springs child support court is involved in determining parenting time, it considers at least eleven factors, which include:

  • The parents’ wishes

  • The wishes of the child, if they are old enough

  • Interrelationships between parents, children and siblings

  • The mental and physical well-being of everyone involved

  • A parent’s ability to encourage love, affection and consistent contact between the child and the other parent

  • Any history of child abuse or spousal abuse in the home

  • Each party’s willingness to place their child’s needs above their own

Some Colorado Springs couples will seek a shared parenting plan, which was formerly known as a joint custody arrangement.  Under this type of parenting plan, each parent spends significant amounts of time with the child.  This arrangement works best when the parents live relatively close to each other.

Work with Reputable Child Custody Lawyers in Colorado Springs

If you are seeking guidance from a good child support lawyer/attorney in the Colorado Springs area, look no further.  Call Marrison Family Law today, at (a href="tel:7195779292">(719) 577-9292. We will answer your child custody questions and help you determine your best course of action. There's absolutely no obligation and your consultation with our child custody lawyers/attorneys will be 100% confidential, so there's no risk. Get the advice you need to make the best choices for you and your family.

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Looking for an experienced divorce attorney in Colorado Springs?

If you live in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo metro areas and you are considering a divorce, or have recently been served with divorce papers, you are probably wondering how this life-changing event will affect your future.  Divorce can be a very difficult and perplexing time, but fortunately, you don't have to handle it on your own.  The divorce lawyers/attorneys at Marrison Family Law in Colorado Springs can help you make the best decisions right from the start.  We will explain your rights, outline your options and help you reach the best possible outcome.  Mistakes made throughout this process can severely impact your final divorce settlement, and you don't want to jeopardize important agreements on child custody, child and spousal support, division of property and the possession your family home.

Getting a divorce in the Colorado Springs or Pueblo CO areas involves two basic issues that must be resolved.  First, you need to figure out how you will divide your property; secondly, if you have children, you must make a plan for how they will be raised after the divorce.  For military families, there are a number of other issues to be considered which civilians generally do not need to handle.

Some important facts about divorce are outlined below, but there is much more to learn before you get started. If you are thinking about a divorce, you need an experienced and qualified divorce attorney in Colorado Springs, CO, to advise you along the way.  Without this guidance, it will be easy to forget important assets, or be unprepared for conflicts when they arise.

Marital Property Division in Colorado

Colorado is an "equitable distribution" state. While it sometimes ends up this way, marital property doesn't necessarily need to be split 50/50. What is considered Marital Property in Colorado? Well, it includes everything a couple has acquired during their marriage, minus gifts and inheritances. Most people think first about the obvious, physical property, like houses, cars and valuables, but marital property also includes 401(k) accounts, pensions, and personal property. It even includes equity and interest on investments and property.

The division of intangibles assets such as retirements, 401Ks, IRAs or "good will" of a business, that each spouse receives, depends on the length of time that a couple has been married.  

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The sooner your divorce goes through, the less appreciation the other spouse will receive in the final property settlement. Don't elave the complexities of marital property division up to just anyone, choose Marrison Family Law for the best advice from our experienced team of divorce attorneys in Colorado Springs. 

Parenting Rights and Responsibilities in Colorado

When there are children involved, it is preferable that parents learn to work together throughout the divorce process and afterwards. A decision will need to be made about where the children live, who will make important decisions affecting their lives, and how much support the non-residential parent must pay. These decisions can sometimes be made privately by the parents, or through a formal mediation process. However, if parents fail to reach an agreement, the decision will need to be made in court. Also, unless the parties agree on a higher number outside of court, child support will be determined using a standard formula, based on statutory child support guidelines.

Unless you have no children, no property, and no income, working with a local Colorado Springs divorce lawyer is absolutely necessary to ensure your rights, and your children's rights, are protected.

Work with a Reputable Divorce Attorney in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo Area

If you plan to get a divorce in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area, call us at (719) 577-9292 and speak directly with one of Marrison Family Law's experienced divorce attorneys.  We will answer your divorce-related questions and help you determine the best course of action. There is absolutely no obligation, and your divorce consultation will be 100% confidential, so there is no risk.

Get the best legal advice now, and you can rest assured that you will make the best choices for yourself and your family.

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Colorado Springs Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence happens every day in Colorado Springs, to people of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities; from the poorest ghettos to the most expensive mansions.

In an average year, the Colorado Springs Police Department receives 15,000 – 20,000 domestic violence calls, and makes about 3,000 related arrests.

When victims of domestic violence seek to leave an abusive marriage, they risk even more serious harm.  In spite of what you may believe, you can leave this abusive relationship behind.  However, we do not recommend that you attempt to do this on your own.

If you are a victim of domestic violence in or near Colorado Springs, there is hope.  Resources are all around you; all you need to do is reach out.  The Colorado Springs domestic violence attorneys at Marrison Family Law firm are one of those resources.  Contact us today and we will help you and your children start a new life.  It may not be easy, but it can be done!

Getting a Restraining Order in Colorado Springs

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An Order of Protection, or restraining order, is a very important first step in getting away from an abusive spouse.  Once a restraining order is in place, it becomes a criminal action for your spouse to contact or come near you and your children.  Any violation of this order will result in his/her imprisonment. 

While a restraining order is a great place to start, it is not enough.  If you are planning to divorce this person, you will still need to divide your marital property and create a custody/parenting plan for your children.  These tasks can be difficult enough in a non-abusive marriage, but they are even more challenging in your situation. 

If you are a victim of abuse, you need a good Colorado Springs domestic violence attorney who specializes in domestic violence issues and understands what you are up against.  At Marrison Family Law, we know that abusers will sometimes try to manipulate the courts, and we are able to bring their behavior to the attention of court officials.  When the court is aware of a spouse’s history of abuse, they can make a much more informed decision about child custody, support and visitation issues. 

No matter what your abuser may have told you, you are neither helpless nor alone.  As your attorneys, we will fight hard to protect your interests.  We will also point you towards other local resources, such as Colorado shelters and family therapists who can help you heal from your physical and emotional suffering. 

Call us at (719) 577-9292.  We will answer your questions and help you determine the best way forward.  There is absolutely no obligation, and your consultation will be 100% confidential, so there is no risk. 

Never allow your partner to hurt you, or your children, again.  We can help you end the abuse today.

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You Need a Good Attorney/Lawyer if Dealing with Marital Property Law in Colorado Springs 

Marital property division is sometimes the most dreaded and disagreeable part of the divorce process in Colorado Springs.  Division of personal property is often the most emotional process, however, we have found that once this has been accomplished, emotions settle, and the case becomes less contentious.  

Even if a Colorado Springs couple has no children, it is likely that they will have marital property, or assets.  Marital property law includes anything that a couple has acquired since their marriage began, with the exception of some gifts and inheritances.  Marital property also includes the increase in value of property brought into the marriage, as well as property once held separately, but “gifted” to the marriage, either by adding the spouse on the title, or otherwise.

The more property held by a Colorado Springs couple, the more difficult property division can become.  Who will get the house? The car? The 401K? How will stocks, pensions, bonds, and bank accounts be divided in a divorce settlement?  What happens to securities in our fluctuating market?  While many couples attempt to tackle these questions themselves, in most cases it is necessary to enlist the help of an experienced marital property lawyer.

A local Colorado Springs marital property lawyer/attorney will simplify even the most confusing and complicated marital estates, and will ensure that nothing is left out of a property settlement.  This includes business interests, home equity, dividends and real assets that have been accumulated over the course of the marriage.

Important Marital Property Law Factors to Consider in Colorado

Since Colorado is an “equitable distribution” state, the marital property does not need to be split 50/50; it only needs to be fair and equitable.  While equity can sometimes be established by dividing everything in half, it doesn’t need to be that way. 

At Marrison Family Law, we will take the confusion out of drafting a Colorado divorce settlement.Marital Property Law Colorado Springs

A Colorado Springs marital property lawyer/attorney will determine the following factors, commonly considered in family court:

  • Each spouse’s contribution to the property over the length of the marriage, including the contribution of a spouse who is a homemaker

  • The value of the property, or assets, set apart to each spouse. This includes 401K, pensions and other investments.

  • Each spouse’s economic circumstances with regard to property, particularly the marital home. The court will not force either spouse to move out immediately when he/she lacks the means to do so.  This includes the desirability of awarding the right to live in the family home to the spouse with whom the couple’s children will reside most of the time.

  • Any increases or reductions in the value of the separate property of the either spouse during the course of the marriage

In addition to our extensive legal knowledge and litigation skills, Marrison Family Law employs the help of many other Colorado Springs area professionals.  We work with accountants, personal property appraisers and financial strategists to determine your property’s value.  Our eye for detail enables us to conduct a thorough accounting of everything that is jointly owned.  Our clients can rest assured that we will not leave anything out of the property division agreement (“separation agreement”) or that we will present all assets at the trial of the marital property division.  Once this property division is ordered, or the separation agreement is  accepted by the court, it becomes a part of the divorce decree, and can stand on its own.

Work with a Reputable Colorado Springs Marital Property Law Professional

If your divorce will occur in the Colorado Springs area, call (719) 577-9292 and speak directly the Marrison Family Law Firm today.  We will answer your marital property division questions and help you determine your best course of action. There is absolutely no obligation and your consultation will be 100% confidential, so there's no risk.

Divorce is painful enough.  While it is very important to get it right, spending several months dealing with marital property division can be extremely tedious, especially if you are doing it alone.   Before embarking on this endeavor, please contact us.  We can outline all of your options and help you determine a marital property plan that will work for everyone.

 

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Divorce is already a difficult and painful experience, but if either you or your spouse are in the military, it can become even more complicated.

As one of Colorado Springs’ most reputable family law firms, Marrison Family Law is intimately familiar with the specific rules and procedures pertaining to military divorce.  Our military divorce lawyers in Colorado Springs have helped hundreds of military families in the Colorado Springs area, and we can help you as well.

Determining Jurisdiction for your Military Divorce

Military divorce rules are dictated by a combination of state and federal laws. While military pensions and certain emergency child support orders are governed by federal law, state laws still cover all other matters pertaining to military divorce.

Military Divorce Lawyers in Colorado SpringsNormally, getting a divorce in Colorado Springs would require at least one party to be a legal resident of the State, but with a military divorce it is likely that neither spouse has established legal residency in Colorado. Even if you or your spouse has been deployed from Fort Carson, Schriever or Peterson AFB, this does not mean that Colorado residency has been established. State courts cannot hear a divorce case unless it has the authority, or jurisdiction. Before filing for a divorce in Colorado Springs, military families must first determine which court has jurisdiction over their case.

The test for determining jurisdiction in Colorado is twofold. First, the state must establish personal jurisdiction over the parties. Personal jurisdiction can be based on where you are stationed, where you or your spouse resides, or the state where the military member claims residency. Secondly, the state must establish “subject matter jurisdiction” or authority over the matter in dispute. In order to decide a case, the state court must have both subject and personal jurisdiction.

While jurisdiction can be a confusing topic, a military divorce lawyer in Colorado Springs from the Marrison Family Law Firm can help you understand how it will affect your case, and determine whether Colorado is the proper state of jurisdiction for your case.

DFAS and Military Pensions in Colorado

In the state of Colorado, as in all other states, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) manages the payment of military retirement benefits and pensions.  Because any assets acquired during the marriage are considered “marital property”, DFAS benefits will be subject to the “equitable distribution” laws of Colorado. 

Military Retirements are subject to a formula governed by Federal law.  In Colorado, we call this the “Hunt/Gallo” formula, named after the two primary cases in Colorado which recognized the Federal formula.  Essentially, the spouses share of the military retirement is calculated according to [years in service while married]/[total years in service] divided by two.  As this is a matter of Federal law, the retirement rules are fixed, and Colorado will normally not deviate from the formula. However, the court is free to adjust other assets to achieve an equitable result.

Concerning medical benefits, the law provides a military spouse with life-long medical benefits provided that the couple was married more than twenty years while the service member was in the military. Because of the 20/20-year rule, it may not make sense for a disabled spouse to file for divorce until they have been married for twenty years while the service member was in service. Sometimes couples will file for legal separation to achieve the 20 years of marriage/20 years of service requirement. Call the military divorce lawyers in Colorado Springs today to get the answers to your questions.

Online Divorce in Colorado Springs

Divorcing while on active-duty is possible, but it can be tricky. Our military divorce lawyers in Colorado Springs are familiar with this process and well equipped to assist soldiers with initiating a divorce, or responding to filings, even if they are deployed overseas. In fact, a Colorado military divorce can be started by email.

Manyof our clients have obtained a military divorce via email while deployed overseas A signed fee agreement is sent to us by conventional mail, but all other legal correspondence can take place via email or telephone.

Work with a Reputable Military Divorce Lawyer in Colorado Springs

If you plan to get a military divorce in the Colorado Springs area, call us at (719) 577-9292. We will answer your questions and help you determine the best course of action. There is absolutely no obligation, and your divorce consultation will be 100% confidential, so there is no risk.

Get the best legal advice now, and you can rest assured that you will make the best choices for yourself and your family. Call the Marrison Family Law professionals to get help from our creditable military divorce lawyers in Colorado Springs.

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Experienced Paternity Lawyers/Attorneys in Colorado Springs

Many circumstances exist where a paternity test is necessary. Whether you have been served with a notice of an impending paternity action, or you wish to establish paternity rights with your child, it is wise to consult with an experienced and local Colorado Springs paternity lawyer/attorney.

Even when a child is very young, it makes sense to establish paternity as early as possible. If you live in the Colorado Springs area, and you need legal advice to help you establish your child’s paternity, please contact Marrison Family Law.  

Basic Paternity Facts for Colorado

In Colorado, you do not need to be in a divorce situation to file a petition for paternity. Your paternity lawyer can file this petition at any time, and this option is available to both married and unmarried parents.  

However, if a father’s name is printed on a child’s birth certificate, unless you have a valid reason to question it, there is no need to pursue this option. It is important to note that a motion of the mother to deny paternity can only be filed within five years of a child’s birth. Once the Colorado court establishes paternity, a determination will need to be made about parental rights and responsibilities. These include child support, visitation or parenting time and custody, or decision making.

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While biological testing is an important step in determining paternity rights for unmarried fathers, in the state of Colorado being a biological parent is not the only way to establish paternity. Even if an adoption has not taken place, a “defacto parent” or person who has been a constant presence in a child’s life may still be granted parental rights. If you fit this description, and would like to find out more about how to continue your positive presence in that child’s life, you should contact the Marrison Family Law We can help you.

Get a Good Colorado Springs Paternity Lawyer/Attorney 

If your paternity case will take place in the Colorado Springs area, call Marrison Family Law at (719) 577-9292.  We will answer your paternity questions and help you determine the best course of action. There's absolutely no obligation and your consultation will be 100% confidential, so there's no risk. We can provide you the information you need to make the best choices for you and your family.

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Post Decree Divorce Modification in Colorado Springs

After a divorce is finalized, situations can arise that neither party predicted.  When a Colorado resident seeks to modify an existing divorce decree, it means they must revisit that decree and reopen negotiations with their ex-spouse.  Often times, divorced parents resolve custody and visitation disputes by referring back to their divorce decree, but sometimes a modification must be made to the decree itself.

Whether a spouse wishes to relocate, or financial issues require a modification of a child or spousal support agreement, it is possible to make changes to a Colorado divorce decree.  If you are seeking a modification for any reason, then please contact Marrison Family Law.  We can review your post decree options and assist you in developing a working solution to your problems.  

Child Custody / Relocation

While all US Citizens have the right to travel, parents are also bound by specific parental rights, as outlined in child custody agreements.   Conflicts can arise when a custodial parent wishes to relocate their children, which can often lead a divorced couple back to court.   

When deciding whether a parent can relocate their children the court must balance the right to travel with parental rights. 

The court will consider:Divorce Post Decree

  • The parent’s reason for relocation 

  • The objections of the other parent

  • The impact of the move on the child

  • Educational opportunities for the children

  • Extended family members living in both the old and new locations

  • The possibility of creating a parenting time schedule if/when a move takes place

  • The history and quality of the relations with the child since any previous order was issued

  • The court may also use other professionals, such as psychologists, to determine modification of parenting time.

  • Potential career enhancement

Colorado Child Support and Spousal Support Modification

Motions to modify child support and alimony are permitted when there has been a significant change in either parent’s circumstances.  Usually, the court defines “a significant change” as at least a 10 percent increase or decrease in the amount of support.  Spousal maintenance may also be modified as the level of need and the ability to pay changes unless the term 'contractual and non-modifiable is included in the order.

Work with a Reputable Colorado Springs Family Law Attorney

If you need to address a change in circumstances, or something that was left out of your original divorce decree, please contact the Marrison Family Law firm. We will work with you to create a solution to your post decree legal issues.

Call Marrison Family Law today, at (719) 577-9292. There's absolutely no obligation and your consultation will be 100% confidential, so there's no risk. Get the advice you need to make the best choices for you and your family.

 

 

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Spousal Support / Spousal Maintenance

Spousal support, also known as spousal maintenance or alimony, is a financial award that seeks to prevent a Colorado Springs divorced spouse from suffering a dramatic decrease in his/her standard of living.  When one spouse has a considerably higher earning capacity than the other, it makes sense to seek alimony or spousal maintenance.  Temporary spousal maintenance can be made available during the divorce proceeding, and permanent spousal maintenance makes it a part of the divorce decree, although it can be modified as circumstances change.

Often times, when one spouse has been out of the workforce for a significant time, it can be difficult, if not impossible for them to quickly attain the type of job or professional position that would let them to maintain their standard of living.  Alimony allows the lower-income spouse a certain level of financial support until they can independently maintain the lifestyle they had while married.  

If you have any questions about Colorado spousal support law, our experienced team of Colorado Springs family lawyers/attorneys can help. Please contact us for an initial consultation.

Facts about Spousal Maintenance in Colorado

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Temporary maintenance/alimony granted during the process lasts until the issuance of a final decree.  For couples whose combined income is less than $75,000 per year, temporary maintenance is calculated by taking 40 percent of the higher earner’s income, and subtracting 50 percent of the lower earner’s monthly wages. 

Permanent spousal support is less common than it was in the past.  In general, it is only awarded when a couple has been married for more than twenty years, or if one partner is permanently disabled, particularly when the disability occurred during the marriage.  When alimony is incorporated into the final decree, it is determined by need and the ability to pay. 

However, alimony can also be temporary, giving a Colorado homemaker spouse an agreed-upon amount of time to get back into the workforce.  This short-term financial support, often called “rehabilitative alimony” gives the receiving spouse time to establish him or herself financially and become completely self-supporting. 

Work with a Reputable Colorado Springs Family Lawyer/Attorney 

We would be happy to discuss your options.  Our Colorado Springs-based family law attorneys will answer your questions about alimony and help you determine your best course of action. There's absolutely no obligation and your consultation will be 100% confidential, so there's no risk. Get the advice you need to make the best choices for you and your family.If you live in or near Colorado Springs and would like to determine whether paying or receiving alimony is a viable option for you, please call the Marrison Family Law today, at (719) 577-9292.

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