The respective earnings and earning potential of each spouse is the primary consideration when the Court is determining alimony. But other factors are also used.
Also considered are the work history of the parties, and whether one spouse chose not to be employed outside the home in order to care for children.
The parties in a divorce are certainly free to agree to a suggested alimony amount in a No-Fault Divorce situation. But remember, the Court can employ statutory or local support guidelines when entering an alimony order in a divorce case, meaning the judge in the case must agree to and confirm the amount of alimony to be paid.
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