Do I have to satisfy certain obligations with regard to spousal support?

Laws vary from state to state, but most courts tend to look at the same factors: the standard of living maintained during the marriage; the occupations of the ex-spouses during the marriage; the need of the recipient; the ability of the payor to pay; the recipient’s earning potential and assets; the recipient’s ability to acquire education and training; the age of the ex-spouses; the health of the ex-spouses; and the skills of the recipient.