Wrong. Alimony is awarded based on a multitude of considerations. NJSA 2A:34-23 Some considerations which will be considered are the dependent spouses need and the entitled spouse’s ability to pay. NOTE: I did not incorporate gender designation into the prior sentence. There is a reason for that. In New Jersey we look to the income of each spouse, whether it is earned or unearned and the disproportionate nature of the income. We then consider each spouse’s need based upon marital lifestyle. When determining alimony, a factor will never be gender.