How does a spouse's earning capacity affect alimony in Florida?

A spouse's earning capacity is one factor that the court looks at in determining whether or not to award alimony, and if so, how much, in a particular case. A person's earning capacity is either, A) their actual income, or B) what they could make according to their education, training and experience. However, the court must first determine if the other party has a need for alimony in each case.