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(1) any income or assets of the parties including the property award;
(2) the length of the marriage and the age and health of the parties;
(3) the earning potential of both parties;
(4) If and how long it would take the party seeking support to become self-supporting;
(5) reduced or lost lifetime earning capacity;
(6) the presence of children of the marriage in the respective homes of the parties;
(7) the tax ramifications;
(8) contributions and services of the party seeking maintenance as a spouse, parent, wage earner and homemaker, and to the career or career potential of the other party;
(9) any dissipation of assets;
(10) any transfer or encumbrance made in contemplation of a matrimonial action without fair consideration; and
(11) any other factor which the court shall expressly find to be just and proper. (Consolidated Laws of New York - Domestic Relations Laws - Article 13 - Sections: 236)
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