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What are the circumstances under which a court shall consider the need and ability to pay by the spouse while calculating spousal support?

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Answered by Harvey Specter
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Circumstances to calculate spousal support

The circumstances under which a court shall consider the need and ability to pay by the spouse while 
calculating spousal support are as follows:
(a) division of property after divorce,
(b) lifestyle of the spouses during marriage and the ability of the dependent spouse to maintain the
lifestyle in the absence of support.
(c) separate assets, income and obligation of each spouse,
(d) duration of marriage,
(e) whether the spouses had been living together before marriage and such duration should be included in
the length of marriage or not,
(f) health and age of each spouse,
(g)whether the dependent spouse sacrificed his/her education, training or career to be a homemaker or to
raised children,
(h)duration after the marriage that the dependent spouse had be out of work, his/her skills and the
necessity of retaining,
(i) contributions that either spouse made to the other spouse's training, education, or career advancement,
(j) possibility of acquiring assets in the future by each of the spouse,
(k)any other factors that the judge thinks just and reasonable.
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