When determining alimony, the court must consider the “earning capacities, educational levels, vocational skills, and employability of the parties and, when applicable, the time necessary for either party to acquire sufficient education or training to enable such party to find appropriate employment.
Generally speaking, the time required for a spouse to receive training or education is more important in determining a need for rehabilitative alimony.
If a party is capable of becoming self-supporting, rehabilitative rather than permanent alimony is appropriate.
When a party who could be self-supporting is awarded sole parental responsibility of his or her minor children, however, a decision by that party to maintain parental duties full-time, instead of outside employment, may justify permanent alimony.
If, after the rehabilitation period, the recipient spouse will still be unable to earn sufficient income to maintain the marital standard of living, permanent alimony should be awarded.
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