How does the Court handle support (alimony) or maintenance?
Marital misconduct is not a factor to be considered for maintenance order. The factors to be considered are:
1. time for the spouse to acquire education and training for suitable employment;
2. spouse's future earning capacity;
3. spouse's standard of living during the marriage;
4. duration of the marriage;
5. ability of the spouse providing maintenance to meet his or her needs while providing the maintenance to the other;
6. financial resources of the spouse seeking maintenance (including marital property awarded and the spouse's ability to meet his or her needs independently);
7. destruction, concealment, fraudulent disposition, or excessive expenditures of jointly-held property;
8. comparative financial resources of the spouses including their comparative earning capacities;
9. age of the spouses;
10. physical and emotional condition of the spouses;
11. usual occupations of the spouses during the marriage; and
12. vocational skills of the spouse seeking maintenance.