Here are some factors that determine whether alimony is awarded and how alimony is determined:
1) The ability of each party to pay
2) The needs of the parties
3) The age and health may be taken into account
4) If the parties acquire a job will this change the ability of the parents to take care of the child
5) Property owned and debts of the parties will be evaluated
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