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I certainly understand your concern. In deciding whether you are eligible for maintenance, the Court uses the following factors:
In general terms, the most important factors are: the length of the marriage and the income of the spouses. Each marriage and divorce is different.
It is possible to receive maintenance for the lifetime of the paying spouse. Regardless of what the court order specifies, maintenance will automatically terminate upon the following events:
Maintenance payments may end if there is proof that the receiving spouse is habitually living with another person and holding themselves out as husband and wife. If instead of a court order, the parties have agreed to pay maintenance then the agreement will specify when and upon what circumstances maintenance will automatically terminate
If you and your ex can not agree, then it would be up to the Judge to step in and do what is fair and equitable.
Here is a link that contains an alimony calculator, which you can use to determine how much he could have to pay. There is more information needed then you stated above, which you will need to input but it should give you an idea.
Remember, the Judge has the final say but this is just an idea.