Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New law changes alimony landscape for divorcing Colorado couples

From the Denver Post:

Divorcing couples will face dramatic changes — and significant uncertainty — related to alimony after a new state law goes into effect on Jan. 1.

"It's groundbreaking legislation," said Heidi Culbertson, director of client development at the Harris Law Firm, which specializes in family law. "For the first time, Colorado will have a formula for maintenance."

It's part of a national alimony reform movement, with many state legislatures seeking to either limit or standardize spousal maintenance payments. In particular, the focus has been on the lack of consistency in maintenance orders, which resulted in perceptions of unfairness and the inability to predict outcomes.

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