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Governor John Hickenlooper Separation

Posted on | August 20, 2012 | No Comments

The Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and his wife of 10 year,  Helen Thorpe, have decided to separate.  The decision was mutual and amicable, their main concern is the well-being their 10 year old son, Teddy, and seeking for the media to respect their privacy. In the meantime, Hickenlooper will be moving into the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Many of the Governor’s Cabinet members have taken up residence there while the couple was living in a private residence.  See

Under New York Domestic Relations Law, when a couple gets a divorce, maintenance, also known as alimony, may be awarded for an indefinite or definite term, but will terminate upon death of either party or the recipient’s marriage unless the parties otherwise expressly agree by clear language. In determining the amount of maintenance, Courts consider the following factors: the spouses marital standard of living, the ability of the needy spouse to become self-supporting and the time and training necessary to do so, whether the spouse is unemployed as a result of having waived education or career opportunity by becoming a homemaker during the marriage.  Courts also look at the needs of the spouse and the financial disparity between their incomes.

Leeds, Morelli & Brown, P.C. has represented clients in Nassau and Suffolk counties, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island seeking to judgments that are in the best interests of their clients regarding all matters of family law.  For any questions concerning divorce or other domestic relations matters, contact an attorney at the Leeds Morelli & Brown P.C. law firm for a free consultation at 1-888-585-4658. Leeds Morelli & Brown P.C.’s divorce website is located at www.lbdivorcelaw.com


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