Family Law

Spousal Support in Longmont

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Whether you believe you are entitled to spousal support or facing obligations to provide it, the family law team at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. is here to protect your rights and ensure your voice is heard.

Spousal support, or alimony, is a legal obligation in which one spouse provides financial assistance to the other spouse during or after a separation. The goal of spousal support is typically to ensure the receiving spouse maintains the same standard of living they enjoyed before the divorce. These arrangements address income disparities, particularly in cases where one spouse places a career on pause to raise children or provide additional, non-monetary support for the family.

If you are seeking support, our Longmont family law attorneys will fight to protect you from financial hardships. For those with obligations to provide it, we will work with you to negotiate fair terms or advocate for modifications to existing arrangements to ensure they reflect changing circumstances. Let us guide you through the spousal support process and ensure you secure the best possible outcome.

Determining Alimony in Colorado: A Quick Reference Guide

In Colorado, there are two primary categories of spousal support: temporary (or maintenance (or “pendente lite”), which may be granted during the divorce proceedings, and long-term maintenance, which is established after the divorce has been finalized.

To determine spousal maintenance, the state uses a standard method for couples with combined incomes that do not exceed $240,000. If the couple falls into this income bracket and were married for at least three years, alimony payments will be 40% of the higher-earning spouse’s monthly adjusted gross income minus 50% of the other spouse’s monthly gross income.

However, these guidelines do not apply if the couple falls into a combined income bracket that exceeds $240,000, and was married for less than three years or more than 20 years. Permanent alimony may be awarded in cases where the couple was married for more than two decades.

That said, the courts can deviate from these guidelines and may consider the following when determining spousal support arrangements:

  • The lifestyles of both spouses during the marriage
  • The distribution of marital property
  • Education and employability
  • Income history—whether one spouse historically earned more than the other
  • Length of the marital relationship
  • Whether temporary spousal maintenance was paid during separation
  • The age and health of each spouse
  • Contributions, whether economic or otherwise, to the marriage

The flexibility of these guidelines is only one reason you need the support of an experienced family law attorney. Our strategic approach to spousal support may allow us to negotiate the terms on your behalf and achieve a far more favorable outcome.

Why Longmont Families Choose Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we're proud to have assembled a group of dedicated and passionate Colorado lawyers. Over the last 30 years, we've helped thousands of clients overcome complex legal challenges using a strategic approach grounded in empathy. When you work with our Longmont team, you can expect:

  • Strategic Legal Solutions: Three decades of experience in family law have equipped us with the tools our clients need to succeed—whether it be in outside negotiations or inside the courtroom. We meticulously analyze your case, develop innovative strategies, and fiercely defend your interests.
  • A Client-Centric Approach: While our approach to family law is strategic, we refuse to sideline clients or leave them in the dark. We are a collaborative firm, which means people come first—always. Rest assured, you will always have a voice. What you won't have are unanswered questions.
  • Comprehensive Expertise: Our knowledge of family law extends far beyond spousal support. Whether you need support with adoption, custody, child support, paternity, property division, or any other matter related to family law, we can assist. Our knowledge base is deep, and our clients' success proves it.
  • Compassionate Guidance: We believe in maintaining efficiency yet refuse to sacrifice kindness and compassion in the process. When you work with us, you can expect to be treated with care and respect. Experience shows us that this is the only way to achieve positive outcomes and peace of mind.

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Whether you anticipate paying or receiving alimony, our legal family law team at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. can protect your rights and best interests throughout the divorce process to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. With over 30 years of experience and an exceptional track record of success, our Longmont divorce lawyers have the knowledge and skill to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. Contact us today!

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