It’s 1992 again ”“ Jean-Claude Van Damme (the Muscles from Brussels) is in the midst of divorce proceedings with his fifth wife Gladys Portugues, who was also his third wife. Portugues recently filed paperwork at a Los Angeles court to terminate the couple’s now-second marriage. The documents cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce, and Portugues has requested spousal support from Van Damme. The actor and martial arts expert has not commented on her request.
How Does Spousal Support Work in Colorado?
In our state, a court will afford maintenance (our term for spousal support or alimony) only in the event that the spouse who seeks it is unable to cover his or her own reasonable needs and either cannot find employment to support themselves or should not be required to due to child care.
Maintenance will be determined based on how long a couple is married, the age and health of both spouses, the standard of living the couple enjoyed while married, each party’s earning capacity and division of marital property.
Even if maintenance is awarded to one spouse, it is possible for the courts to modify the terms of maintenance. A change in circumstances, such as new employment or child custody modifications, can prompt a court to reconsider a spousal support. Because these kinds of issues can be complicated, if you are considering a divorce and expect to seek spousal support, it would be in your best interest to contact a Denver divorce attorney.
Divorce Matters ”“ Denver Family Law Attorneys
Did You Know?: People are getting married later in life. The median age of first-time marriages is currently 28.3 for men and 25.8 for women.