Spousal support is determined by statute. There is an alimony statute that was revised in 2014. It is roughly 14 factors that a judge has to take into consideration in determining the amount, type and amount of alimony. Some of the factors are age, employment or employment history, educational experience, care taking responsibility of the child, health of the party, etc. and any other extenuating circumstance that the judge needs to consider. The determination of alimony depends on so many different things that it cannot be a “one-size fits all” solution. A judge should properly take a lot of time to determine what needs to be addressed.