Grand Junction Alimony/Maintenance Attorneys Providing Counsel During Divorce
One of the most common questions from people going through divorce is, “How much is this going to cost me?” The truth is, it depends. If you and your partner can work together, you will save considerable time and money. However, if bitterness and acrimony keep you from setting aside your differences, the proceedings may be drawn out.
As your attorneys, we look to help you find the most efficient and effective means of resolving your divorce while protecting your personal and financial interests.
A Law Firm Placing Your Needs At The Forefront Of Our Methods
Of course, the circumstances of every divorce are different. That is why at JAMES W. GIESE, P.C. stress the importance of getting the full story regarding your circumstances. When it comes to establishing maintenance, whether you stand to receive payments or make them, we will work closely with you to make a case for a fair outcome.
We look to reach a fair maintenance amount by considering the factors that a judge weighs when handing down a maintenance ruling. By applying these criteria to your situation, we can better assess what to request during negotiations or how to prepare should litigation be necessary.
Because fault is not considered an issue when determining the amount to be paid, Colorado courts consider other factors and maintenance criteria such as:
- The length of the marriage
- The age, physical condition and emotional health of the party seeking maintenance
- The standard of living established during the course of the marriage
- The current and potential financial resources of both parties
- Whether one party will have primary custody of any children
- The costs and time associated with additional education or training
- The ability of the paying spouse to support the financial needs of both parties
Some people wrongfully assume that alimony payments are intended to penalize one party during a divorce. However, the real intent is to ensure that one party is not left destitute once the divorce is finalized. In many situations, one spouse will have held a job and the other may have managed the household and raised the children. In such cases, the courts will consider the contributions made by both parties and order payments accordingly.
Mediation Or Litigation — We Pursue The Best Methods To Meet Your Goals
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your divorce, alternative dispute resolution tactics may be beneficial to resolving your matter quickly and cost-effectively. Should litigation be necessary, however, we will use our experience to fight for a fair and prompt result. No matter your case, we can tailor our methods to pursue the outcome you want.