How does a court determine the amount of alimony to be paid?

How does a court determine the amount of alimony to be paid?

Subject to specific rules, standards and precedents in each state, a court sets the amount of alimony it determines to be just and reasonable to be paid for a period of time, typically based upon the standard of living established during the marriage, and after taking into consideration the facts and circumstances with respect to the spouses.

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