alimony

Melanie Wolff’s Divorce Story

November 22,2021

Melanie Wolff opens the door to her three-row SUV, climbs inside, and tosses her iPhone on the passenger seat. She checks on the kids in the rearview mirror to make sure they’re buckled in and ready. A McDonald’s bag is still sitting on the passenger seat. Her husband, Eric, left it there. He used her […]

An Alternative Approach to Colorado’s Maintenance Formula

April 13,2021

There are many ways to analyze spousal maintenance. Divorce lawyers and parties will often focus on the approach that works to their advantage. Obviously one way is to focus exclusively on the income of each party and the formulas under Colorado’s “maintenance guidelines.” But that’s not the only way, and the guidelines are technically inapplicable […]

The History and Science of Alimony in Colorado

March 30,2021

Every divorcing client asks us: how much will I pay/receive in alimony? There’s an emotional element to paying spousal maintenance. Whether that is right or wrong, the first step is to ask whether there will even be spousal maintenance.  Assuming that the situation passes the “threshold test” from our previous email, the next step is […]

Will Spousal Maintenance Even be Awarded?

March 24,2021

Every divorcing client asks us: how much will I pay/receive in alimony? There’s an emotional element to paying spousal maintenance. Whether that is right or wrong, the first step is to ask whether there will even be spousal maintenance. The “Threshold Test” After addressing the preliminary factors we covered in our last post, there are […]

How Much Alimony Will I Pay or Receive?

March 18,2021

People considering or beginning a divorce understandably want to know how much they may receive in spousal maintenance or how much they can expect to pay. Unfortunately, spousal maintenance (aka alimony) is part science and part art. I’ll explain what’s science and what’s art in separate posts. First, you should understand the preliminary factors that […]

Top 7 FAQs for Divorce Consultations | Divorce at Altitude – Ep. 4

March 11,2021

As Eric Wolff steps into the office for his initial divorce consultation, he has many questions running through his head. “Am I going to have to pay Melanie alimony for the rest of my life? Where will I live? I don’t have the funds to move out right away. When can I start dating again?” Ryan and […]

Thinking of Getting a Divorce? Here’s What You Need to Know.

October 15,2018

Studies have shown that the experience of separation and divorce are so traumatic as to rank second only to the death of a close loved one in terms of emotional turmoil, pain, and stress. Not only is divorce accompanied by feelings of guilt, rejection, embarrassment, and anger, but the process also causes fear and uncertainty […]

How Will the Federal Tax Changes Affect Spousal Maintenance in Colorado?

July 05,2018

New Federal Tax Changes Affect Spousal Maintenance If you are receiving or paying spousal maintenance, if you are going through a divorce or considering divorce in the near future, the recent tax changes will likely affect you. Commencing in 2019 and as a result of the 2017 federal tax legislation, spousal maintenance is not taxable […]

New Tax Law May Lead to Surge in Divorces

February 16,2018

Benjamin Franklin once quipped that nothing in this world is certain except for death and taxes. No one likes to talk about either, which is similar to divorce. It may not be as inevitable, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau nearly 50 percent of all marriages will end in divorce. In Aspen, the rate […]