I highly recommend Sam Stoorman and his associates for any legal counsel regarding divorce. I had been literally blindsided emotionally and Mr. Stoorman’s compassion for my situation gave me hope when I had believed there was no hope. During my divorce he was upfront with me from the beginning about the possible proceedings that would occur and how the cooperation, or lack thereof, of both parties would influence final expenses. He and his team worked diligently to make sure that everything in my divorce went as fairly as the law allowed. Although Mr. Stoorman and his staff were always very professional, quite often I felt like I was talking to a family friend. Mr. Stoorman and his team had the experience and knowledge base to understand what I was going through and they were there to help me navigate the difficult issues and start again. During all court proceedings it was clear that I was in very capable hands. Mr. Stoorman and his associates were true advocates for me and my children.
Maintenance, still called Alimony for Federal Tax purposes (also called Spousal Support), is not awarded in every divorce. A spouse must first reach the threshold for maintenance by proving that he or she lacks sufficient property to provide for their reasonable needs and is not capable of supporting themselves through appropriate employment. Once that threshold has been met, the court will determine the extent to which a spouse is entitled to maintenance based on several factors, including the length of the marriage, the health and earning capacity of each spouse, and the standard of living established during the marriage; among other factors. Colorado has enacted a maintenance formula to assist the court in determining an appropriate amount and length of maintenance. The length of maintenance can vary from long-term, “permanent” maintenance or temporary “rehabilitative” maintenance, depending on the particular facts of each case. For example, a spouse who has not worked or completed educational or other training, may need financial assistance to complete those tasks to return to the workforce. Spouses may also contract for a specific amount and period of time for maintenance to continue.
Our attorneys are prepared to assist with even the most complex cases. Whether you are seeking alimony or defending against it, we will advocate for you at every step. While we make every effort to settle matters through negotiation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, we are also skilled trial lawyers who will fight for your interests in court your interests in court.
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