Cleveland, TN asked in Divorce for Colorado

Q: If we are legal residents of CO and I, the wife, move to Ga, will that take alimony off the table?

I have spoken to a lawyer about the basics and I am entitled to alimony. We just haven't filed anything yet.

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3 Lawyer Answers
Jeff Alter
Jeff Alter
Answered
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: No. Moving generally has nothing to do with alimony (called spousal support or spousal maintenance in Colorado) unless it changes the economic circumstances of the person who moved - even then, some courts don't take it in to consideration.

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
Answered
  • BOULDER, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Moving to Georgia will not disqualify you from an award of maintenance if you otherwise qualify.

Stephen J. Plog
Stephen J. Plog
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Answered
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: If you file before you move your divorce and alimony will be governed under Colorado law. If you move to GA before filing you could, in theory, still file here so long as you are "domiciled here," which essentially means primarily residing here. GA will certainly have alimony laws, too. It seems more information is needed to fully understand your situation.

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