Spousal support need not be in a fixed amount for a fixed period of time. The Court has broad discretion in crafting a spousal support plan that allows for incremental decreases based upon various event. Contact a Denver Divorce mediator to discuss your particular circumstances. Spousal support may incrementally decrease on a future dated when recipients earning capacity is expected to increase and/or on a date when recipient is scheduled to begin receiving pension benefits. Examples could include earning a college degree, anticipated promotion, or the vesting of stock options which will have a significant impact on the recipient disposeable income. Likewise, even if the financial contingency is uncertain or unknow, a court may reserve jurisdiction to address the maintenance in issue in the future at the appropriate time. Contact a Denver Divorce mediator at Mediation Partners to discuss the specifics of your particular marital situation.