A Spousal Support and Alimony Attorney Can Help Reach a Fair Agreement
Even with statutory guidelines, a judge has wide latitude in determining how much, if any, spousal maintenance (alimony) to award. So, it is critical that the judge have complete and accurate information and a clear picture of the parties’ financial situations.
An alimony attorney at Dunsing & Deakins, LLC can present a sound case for fair spousal support awards. They conduct a thorough review of finances to ensure no assets have been hidden through business holdings, family members or acquaintances. When it comes time to calculate a spouse’s ability to pay maintenance, it is astounding how often money disappears.
Attorneys at Dunsing & Deakins, LLC are spousal support lawyers with a full understanding of financial matters and the law. Our attorneys hold M.B.A.s and accounting degrees and adeptly investigate to locate any hidden income or assets. They know where to look for hidden wealth when a spouse is trying to argue a limited ability to pay maintenance.
Once a court awards spousal maintenance, it must be paid. When it is not, our attorneys aggressively pursue payment through garnishments, contempt actions, and bank account levies.
Dunsing & Deakins, LLC can also seek modification of court-ordered maintenance when circumstances change, including when one of the parties obtains a new job, suffers a business failure, retires or becomes disabled.
Factors considered in determining alimony
A court may award alimony if it finds —
- The requesting spouse lacks sufficient income or assets to provide for his or her reasonable needs
- The requesting spouse is unable to support himself or herself through appropriate employment or is unable to work because of childcare obligations
- The paying spouse can pay maintenance after meeting his or her own reasonable needs
Maintenance is common in divorces among older couples, especially when the education level and earning capacity of one spouse far exceeds that of the other.
The court also will decide how long spousal support will be paid — for a short, fixed period or indefinitely. It will consider —
- The financial resources of the party seeking support
- The time required to train, educate or employ the requesting spouse
- The standard of living enjoyed during the marriage
- How long the marriage lasted
- The requesting spouse’s age, physical and emotional condition
- The paying spouse’s ability to meet his or her needs while paying maintenance
Fierce fighters on your side in an alimony dispute
If you need attorneys who understand Colorado family court laws, contact Denver and Avon spousal support attorneys Dunsing & Deakins, LLC. They really listen and prepare you for the road ahead.
The attorneys of Dunsing & Deakins, LLC are available for a free consultation at the firm’s comfortable and welcoming offices in Denver or in the Vail Valley. Call the office in Denver at 303-758-8981 or in Avon at 970-343-9923 to arrange your consultation, or reach out to the firm online. Our firm accepts all major credit cards.
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