Alimony Representation
Serving Grand Junction, Colorado, Mesa County and throughout western colorado

I have over 36 years experience in the practice areas of Family Law, Divorce Law, Alimony, Parental Rights, Property Distribution, Family Law Appeals, Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Parental Alienation and more. 

Grand Junction Alimony and Maintenance Attorneys Providing Counsel During Divorce

One of the most common questions from people going through divorce is, “How much is this going to cost me?” The truth is, it depends. If you and your partner can work together, you will save considerable time and money. However, if bitterness and acrimony keep you from setting aside your differences, the proceedings may be drawn out. As your attorneys, we look to help you find the most efficient and effective means of resolving your divorce while protecting your personal and financial interests.

A Law Firm Placing Your Needs At The Forefront Of Our Methods

Of course, the circumstances of every divorce are different. That is why at JAMES W. GIESE, P.C. we stress the importance of getting the full story regarding your circumstances. When it comes to establishing maintenance, whether you stand to receive payments or make them, we will work closely with you to make a case for a fair outcome. We look to reach a fair maintenance amount by considering the factors that a judge weighs when handing down a maintenance ruling. By applying these criteria to your situation, we can better assess what to request during negotiations or how to prepare should litigation be necessary. Because fault is not considered an issue when determining the amount to be paid, Colorado courts consider other factors and maintenance criteria such as:
  • The length of the marriage
  • The age, physical condition and emotional health of the party seeking maintenance
  • The standard of living established during the course of the marriage
  • The current and potential financial resources of both parties
  • Whether one party will have primary custody of any children
  • The costs and time associated with additional education or training
  • The ability of the paying spouse to support the financial needs of both parties
Some people wrongfully assume that alimony payments are intended to penalize one party during a divorce. However, the real intent is to ensure that one party is not left destitute once the divorce is finalized. In many situations, one spouse will have held a job and the other may have managed the household and raised the children. In such cases, the courts will consider the contributions made by both parties and order payments accordingly.

Child Support Lawyers Assisting Colorado Families

Whether you are required to pay or will receive support payments on your child’s behalf, it is important to ensure that you and your child are being treated fairly. Like in most other states, child support in Colorado is based on statutory requirements. Although it may seem relatively straightforward, numerous factors play into the formula. As your attorneys, we will help you understand these criteria while making sure your child receives the proper financial support. I will help you consider and understand the following as it applies to your situation:
  • Employment status — your income, whether you are employed, unemployed or under-employed
  • Medical expenses
  • Education expenses
  • Extracurricular activities expenses
  • Numerous other factors our attorneys can explain as they apply to you
In most cases, child support is an ongoing and ever-changing aspect of divorce. As children age, their needs change. Furthermore, if either parents’ income changes drastically, you may be required to pay more or less depending on the change. I will work with you to implement modifications and stand by you as your needs continue to evolve.

Contact Our Office for Child Custody and Support Negotiations

Learn how to protect yourself during divorce proceedings by contacting our Grand Junction law office at (970) 245-9227. We will discuss your options and help ensure that you are treated fairly.

Handling All of Your Family Law Matters

  • Marital property valuation and division

  • Paternity law, termination of parental rights

  • Prenuptial agreements, enforcement litigation

  • Domestic violence issues, restraining order petitions, TRO violations defense

  • Stepparent adoption, guardianship petitions

  • Contempt actions and citations

  • Grandparents rights

36+ Years Providing Alimony Legal Services
in Grand Junction, Colorado and Surrounding Areas

Jim Giese Divorce Attorney Grand Junction CO

James W. Giese, P.C.
Attorney at Law
Grand Junction, CO

The Attorney Who Gets Things Done

I am a trial lawyer who has practiced law in Grand Junction and Western Colorado for more than 36 years. I graduated from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College in 1987, and began practicing in Grand Junction in 1988.

I have been practicing continuously since then and have substantial experience in the courtroom. I have earned a reputation of quality and effective legal work. I take pride in providing personal attention to each of my cases, protecting the rights of my clients, and successfully navigating my cases to a proper resolution. 

As a long time resident of the Grand Valley, I am an active participant in the community. I am a past President of the Grand Junction Downtown Lion’s Club. I have also served as President of the Mesa County Pro Bono Project, and have assisted in area youth sports.

When I’m not practicing law, I enjoys spending time in the outdoors of Western Colorado. I’m handy with a fly rod, enjoy hunting and love to ski. 

James W. Giese, P.C.
Attorney at Law

Service Locations

Headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado, I serve valued clients throughout Western Colorado. I specialize in litigation matters ranging from family law to estate planning and business law.

Grand Junction

Orchard Mesa

Glade Park
De Beque


Mesa County
Garfield County

Delta County
Montrose County

Rio Blanco County
Pitkin County

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