Spousal Maintenance (formerly known as alimony)
Colorado Revised Statutes section 14-10-114 explains how spousal maintenance works in Colorado. Central to helping divorcing parties reach agreements on the amount and duration (term) of maintenance is the Spousal Maintenance Guideline included in the statute. The short version (there are potentially substantial exceptions which you’re welcome to discuss with us) is:
40% of the parties monthly combined gross* income minus the monthly gross* income of the lower earner.
(*See C.R.S. 14-10-114 for definitions of gross income and adjusted gross income)
Spousal Maintenance Duration (or Term)