Do You Deserve Alimony/Spousal Support?

Colorado family court wants to ensure fairness and self-sufficiency when it handles a case. When a child has been born, he or she deserves the emotional and financial support of both parents. When a marriage has ended, both partners deserve the chance to get back on their feet financially. For this reason, the courts provide spousal support/maintenance.

Obtaining A Spousal Support Order That Is Fair

Child support is set by the court according to a mathematical formula. In some instances, spousal maintenance (formerly called alimony) is also set by a formula.

If spousal support is an issue for you, the Lakewood law office of Diane S. Freed, P.C., will make sure that you are treated fairly by the court. To speak to our experienced, dedicated family lawyer, call 303-500-8865. Our attorney has more than two decades of experience in Colorado family law matters.

How Spousal Maintenance Impacts Taxes

The spouse paying support is generally allowed to deduct these payments from his or her income tax. The spouse receiving support must report it as income on his or her income tax returns.

Making Changes To Support Orders

Occasionally, financial situations change, and it makes sense to ask for a modification of a child support or spousal maintenance agreement. A court will look at the change in financial situation and decide if it merits a change in the support order.

Whether you are getting divorced and need help with spousal maintenance along with the other issues of divorce, contact the Lakewood law office of Diane S. Freed, P.C. We are happy to assist you.