When is a spouse entitled to alimony?

1. A spouse is barred from receiving alimony if it is proven that he/she committed adultery.

2. The court considers 13 factors when making a determination of whether or not to award alimony. Factors include: the length of the marriage and the age of the parties when married, the health of each party, the educational background, employment history and earning potential, standard of living during marriage, marital and non-marital property of the parties, custody of children, marital misconduct and tax consequences.

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