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How do the courts determine the amount of maintenance that

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How do the courts determine the amount of maintenance that will be paid
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
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What state is the proceeding taking place in?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
This is taking place in Colorado
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Not all divorces result in an award of spousal support.

In determining spousal support the Colorado court will look at the length of the marriage as well as the ability to pay and the need for payment. Marital misconduct is not considered. Colorado Statute 14-10-117.
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