On January 1, 2014, Colorado instituted a new guideline formula for determining maintenance (spousal support/alimony). Behind the maintenance guideline was the Legislatures' realization that, a person's maintenance award could suffer great variance based solely on what county they were in, what judge they had, or what lawyer they had. The maintenance guideline was intended to create a baseline for judges and create a greater level of predictability in maintenance awards. While judges still have the discretion to deviate from the maintenance guideline amount, they now have a starting point.
Per the maintenance guideline, and in general:
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