So at first you are all about making a literal reading of the law, now you are all about Googling up lawyer's websites.
Again, the term "rehabilitative" does not appear anywhere in Colorado Family Law. The standard definition of "rehabilitative alimony" includes specific goals and specific reviews. These *never* occur in Colorado in a court-ordered award. Ever. ALL alimony awards after final orders are *permanent*. They may have a fixed length of time, but there is *no* requirement for the recipient to do *anything* in order to continue receiving the alimony, as long as they don't sign a marriage license. Furthermore, ALL court ordered alimony in Colorado ends upon the remarriage of the recipient. One of the primary definitions of rehabilitative alimony is that it does *not* end upon remarriage.
You obviously just Googled up some Colorado lawyer's websites and cut and pasted. Guess what? At least one of your links is to a boilerplate the lawyer obviously bought and never even bothered to read. Go back to lklincoln.com and actually read the link you provided. It is total boilerplate, with nothing specific to Colorado AT ALL. The clue is at the bottom:
Copyright 2011 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
Again, there are *only* two types of alimony in Colorado: Temporary, which is what is awarded prior to final orders, and Permanent, which is ordered at the time of final orders. There is *no such thing* as Temporary alimony that continues beyond final orders. Period.
There is *no such thing* as "rehabilitative alimony" in Colorado as there is in other states. Again, the court can come up with *any* award they feel like and be supported by case law, and they may say the reason for the award is *rehabilitation*, but the final order is for PERMANENT SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE, with fixed terms, ends upon death or remarriage, *no* provision for a rehearing other than a request for modification, and *no* obligations on the part of the recipient other than that they don't sign a marriage license. It may be term limited, but it is still PERMANENT, and ends only on death, remarriage, modification, or reaching the end of the term.
Again, let us know what that Colorado Attorney you ACTUALLY TALK TO says about these issues.