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What about the earning capacity of my ex-spouse?

This enters into the calculations because if your ex-spouse’s earning capacity is significantly greater than your own, you are more likely to receive spousal support. If the earning capacities of you and your ex-spouse could be equalized over time, either through education or training, for example, the judge may look favorably upon an award of rehabilitative alimony. Earning capacity is the most influential factor when determining a spousal support award.