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Modification or Termination of Maintenance

If you are interested in modifying or terminating maintenance (previously called "alimony") in the State of Colorado, contact an experienced family law attorney at Sharon D. Liko, P.C. Our offices are located in Denver, Colorado. We represent men throughout the State of Colorado in post-decree modification and termination actions, including Douglas County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County and the communities of Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Castle Rock, Cherry Hills, Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, Lakewood, Golden and Arvada.

We are particularly experienced in representing higher income and higher net worth individuals in these cases. Call to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the particular facts of your case. Learn more about what you should do right now to protect your rights to modify or terminate maintenance or alimony under Colorado law. Call us to schedule a consultation.


Information on Modifying or Terminating Maintenance


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Showing a Substantial Change in Circumstances

When considering a motion to modify or terminate maintenance the court must determine whether there has been a showing of changed circumstances so substantial and continuing as to make the original terms unfair. C.R.S. § 14–10–122 governs these cases.

The court may modify only those installments accruing subsequent to the filing of a motion for modification.


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The Criteria to Modify or Terminate Maintenance

A determination of whether a change in circumstances is so substantial and continuing as to make the original terms of maintenance unfair is subjective and made by the court on a case by case basis. Unless otherwise agreed in writing or expressly provided in the final divorce decree, the obligation to pay future maintenance is terminated upon the death of either party or the remarriage of the party receiving maintenance.


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Resources for Maintenance Modification Actions

Sample Motion to Modify or Terminate Maintenance (Spousal / Partner Support) - Visit the Colorado State Judicial Branch website to find forms including Motion to Modify or Terminate Maintenance.

Calculate Maintenance / Alimony - Use the Family Law Software to find a support and maintenance (alimony) calculator through the Colorado Child Support software application. The Family Law Software can be used to calculate maintenance and to provide an electronic child support worksheets. Applicable to all motions to modify or terminate spousal maintenance filed on or after January 1, 2014.


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Representing Men in Maintenance Modification or Termination Cases

We fight aggressively for men in cases involving modifications or termination of maintenance  in Denver, Colorado or the surrounding areas. We represent men throughout the State of Colorado in post-decree modification or termination actions. For higher income individuals, these cases are more difficult requiring the expertise of experienced attorneys.