Unlike child support, there is no mathematical formula to calculate alimony. A judge will determine the amount and type of alimony to be awarded based upon the unique facts of each case.
This is not to say that a judge’s discretion will not be guided. Florida Statutes, s. 61.08, directs a court to consider:
• The standard of living established during the marriage;
• The length of the marriage;
• The age and the physical and emotional condition of each party;
• The financial resources of each party;
• The time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or training to enable such party to find appropriate employment;
• The contribution of each party to the marriage (e.g., services rendered in homemaking, and child care);
• All sources of income to either party; and
• Any other factor to do equity and justice between the parties.