Colorado Springs, CO asked in Divorce and Banking for Colorado

Q: When a wife is permanently disabled and has been for half the marriage, how long I'll spousal support last?

He walked out after 17 years together and married for 13 years. I only get $471 after medicare taken out. Left with no notice for me

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John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
  • Louisville, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: If you and your spouse do not agree, the court will have to decide how long. There is a statutory presumption that says maintenance for a 13-year marriage should last 6 1/2 years. however, this is not binding on the court. The judge will have to decide based on all the facts involved.

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