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First, alimony is not guaranteed in any divorce proceeding. Instead, the spouse seeking support must be able to prove to the judge that he/she needs supplemental income from the other spouse to maintain the current standard of living / cover the bills. If the spouse seeking alimony can prove that, then the judge looks at what the paying spouse could afford.
Thus, there are limits based on what the spouse seeking support can prove is needed and also what the paying spouse can afford to pay.
However, there are no dollar amounts listed in statutes, etc.
Also, there is no timeframe for alimony to be paid -- it's up to the judge. However, in most cases, judges award alimony for about 1/2 the length of the marriage UNLESS the marriage.
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