Experienced in negotiating and litigating alimony agreements
When determining whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded and for how long it should continue, Colorado judges carefully appraise a couple’s length of marriage, their standard of living during the marriage, the relative income of each individual and the needs of each spouse. Retaining an experienced alimony attorney can help you convince the court that you need support, and thus increase the chance that alimony will be awarded. Alternatively, I can also work to convince the judge that your ex-spouse does not need spousal support, or needs less than he or she asked for.
In Colorado, there are four types of alimony agreements:
- Temporary alimony. provides support during the divorce action, which may include attorney fees and relevant litigation costs.
- Rehabilitative alimony. helps a dependent spouse become self-reliant and may end when an ex-spouse has found a job or has completed his or her education.
- Reimbursement alimony. is awarded to the spouse who worked to support the family while the other spouse pursued professional training or career development. This type of alimony agreement may end or the amount paid may decrease once the spouse has been compensated.
- Permanent alimony. is given to a spouse who is seriously ill or who has demonstrated economic need. This agreement can be modified due to changing financial needs or other circumstances.
I work with you to determine what kind of alimony is the best for your situation.
Working for your peace of mind
I represent clients who are seeking alimony as well as those who would be required to pay it. My clients are often concerned about whether they are required to pay alimony if their circumstances change. Others come to me if they are not receiving the alimony payments specified by the agreement. I can help you present evidence to the court as to why the amount you pay should be decreased or request that the court properly enforce the alimony agreement.
Contact an experienced alimony attorney
Call Ciccolella Family Law, PC at 719-636-1561 or contact me online to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney at my Colorado Springs, Colorado office.