How Much Alimony Will I Get?

The factors that are considered by the court are as follows:

  1. The marital misconduct of either of the spouses
  2. The relative earnings and earning capacity of the spouses
  3. The ages and the physical, mental, and emotional conditions of the spouses
  4. The amount and sources of earned and unearned income of both spouses, including, but not limited to, earnings, dividends, and benefits such as medical, retirement, insurance, social security, or others
  5. The duration of the marriage
  6. The contribution by one spouse to the education, training, or increased earning power of the other spouse
  7. The extent to which the earning power, expenses, or financial obligations of a spouse will be affected by reason of serving as the custodian of a minor child
  8. The standard of living of the spouses established during the marriage
  9. The relative education of the spouses and the time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the spouse seeking alimony to find employment to meet his or her reasonable economic needs
  10. The relative assets and liabilities of the spouses and the relative debt service requirements of the spouses, including legal obligations of support
  11. The property brought to the marriage by either spouse
  12. The contribution of a spouse as homemaker
  13. The relative needs of the spouses
  14. The federal, state, and local tax ramifications of the alimony award
  15. Any other factor relating to the economic circumstances of the parties that the court finds to be just and proper
  16. The fact that income received by either party was previously considered by the court in determining the value of a marital or divisible asset in an equitable distribution of the parties’ marital property.

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