In determining whether alimony should be awarded to either spouse, and the duration and amount of the award, the court considers the following:

● Length of the marriage
● Age
● Health
● Station
● Occupation
● Amount and sources of income
● Earning capacity
● Vocational skills
● Education
● Employability
● Estate
● Needs of each of the parties
● Desirability and feasibility of the primary parent of minor children forgoing employment to be available to those children

The court has discretion to weigh these criteria based on the circumstances of each case.