Colorado Spousal Support Calculator – Accurate Alimony Estimates

This tool will calculate your estimated spousal support based on Colorado’s guidelines.

How to Use the Colorado Spousal Support Calculator

To use this calculator, fill in the required fields with the following information:

  1. Payor’s Monthly Gross Income: Enter the monthly gross income of the individual who may provide spousal support.
  2. Recipient’s Monthly Gross Income: Enter the monthly gross income of the individual who may receive spousal support.
  3. Years of Marriage: Enter the number of years the marriage lasted.
  4. Existing Child Support or Maintenance Obligations: If there are any existing child support or maintenance obligations, enter the total amount.

Once you have entered all the required details, click the “Calculate” button to get the estimated spousal support amount and duration.

How It Calculates the Results

The calculator uses the following formula to provide an estimate of spousal support:

  • Monthly Spousal Support: 40% of the Payor’s monthly gross income minus 50% of the Recipient’s monthly gross income and 5% of existing child support or maintenance obligations.
  • Duration of Support: Number of months of spousal support is calculated as the number of years of marriage multiplied by 12, provided the marriage lasted at least 3 years.


Please note that this calculator provides a simplified estimation and should not be used as a final determination. Various other factors can influence the final spousal support order, including but not limited to, deviations ordered by the court for special circumstances, agreements between the parties, or state guidelines’ revisions. Always consult a legal professional for formal advice.

Use Cases for This Calculator

Calculating Monthly Spousal Support

Enter your gross monthly income and your spouse’s gross monthly income. The calculator will determine the estimated spousal support amount you may have to pay or receive based on Colorado’s guidelines and formulas.

Exploring Different Scenarios

Adjust the income values to explore how changes in your or your spouse’s income affect the spousal support amount. This feature allows you to plan for various financial scenarios and understand the potential outcomes.

Understanding Tax Implications

Learn about the tax implications of spousal support payments by viewing the net income amounts after including tax considerations. This information will give you a more accurate picture of the financial impact of spousal support.

Calculating Duration of Support

Based on the incomes entered, the calculator also estimates the duration for which spousal support may be payable. This can help you prepare for the length of time you may be involved in spousal support payments.

Comparing Different Support Scenarios

Use the calculator to compare different support scenarios, such as temporary vs. permanent support, to understand the financial implications of each option. This feature provides valuable insights for decision-making.

Estimating Total Support Amount

In addition to monthly amounts, the calculator provides an estimate of the total support amount over the entire support period. This information can help you plan your finances more effectively for the long term.

Considering Child Support Impact

If child support is also involved, the calculator can show you how child support payments impact the spousal support amount. Understanding this interaction is crucial for managing your overall financial responsibilities.

Seeking Mediation or Legal Advice

If the calculated spousal support amount raises questions or concerns, consider seeking mediation or legal advice. Professionals can provide additional insights and help you navigate the complexities of spousal support calculations.

Documenting Calculation Results

You can print or save the calculation results for future reference or documentation purposes. Having a record of the calculations can be useful for negotiations or legal proceedings related to spousal support.

Sharing Results with Your Attorney

Share the calculation results with your attorney to facilitate discussions and decisions regarding spousal support. Your attorney can use this information to provide tailored advice and representation based on your unique circumstances.

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