One of the questions that is certain to come up in a divorce consultation addresses the issue of alimony. Alimony will generally be awarded when one spouse earns significantly more than the other. Several factors have to be considered. Among them are the length of the marriage, whether other assets are available in the event of the dissolution of the marriage, the marital lifestyle, and the ages of the parties. All of these factors are taken into consideration. Absent actual knowledge of all of those factors, it’s hard to determine what the actual amount or term would be.