Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law

Paying Alimony or Spousal Maintenance and Retirement with Ryan and Amy | Episode 127

October 26, 2022 Ryan Kalamaya & Amy Goscha
Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law
Paying Alimony or Spousal Maintenance and Retirement with Ryan and Amy | Episode 127
Show Notes

Many people plan for retirement with their spouse in mind — and then they get divorced! During today’s episode, you will hear what it takes to qualify for spousal maintenance, and why the court might be reluctant to grant it. We touch on Colorado’s advisory guideline for maintenance and support, with a specific focus on the road to retirement and beyond. 

Hear how the court considers your life plan when landing on a maintenance plan, and what the two kinds of maintenance entail. Will Eric Wolff have to pay spousal maintenance or alimony after divorce? Join us as we discuss some key points regarding spousal maintenance and retirement and equip yourself to plan for your future today. 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Today’s topic: spousal maintenance and retirement.
  • The court’s impetus is to find out if they can split assets without having to institute maintenance.
  • What it takes to qualify for spousal maintenance in 2022 in comparison to the past.
  • Why the court might not like spousal support.
  • Colorado’s advisory guideline according to which support is decided.
  • Navigating spousal support in and leading up to retirement.
  • How the court determines support based on what you had planned for your life.
  • The two kinds of maintenance: modifiable and contractual.
  • The rebuttable presumption around retirement and finances.
  • Understanding that lifestyle changes usually occur after a divorce.
  • Considering all sources of income and benefits.
  • Addressing remarriage through the lens of retirement, divorce, and support.

What is Divorce at Altitude? 

Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado.

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