Although the Court may look to the parties’ standard of living in determining the amount of an alimony award, an evaluation of income and ability to pay is also required.
In Thilem v. Thilem, 662 So.2d 1314 (Fla. 3d DCA 1995), the court reversed an award of permanent alimony based on the parties’ standard of living, noting that they had lived beyond their means, supported in part by loans from relatives.
Conversely, when the income to be earned by the spouse who previously stayed at home would not be sufficient to pay another person to take over that spouse’s childcare duties, that spouse should not be required to become employed.
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