The amount and duration of spousal support is determined by many different factors. In New Jersey, we have 19 specific factors and in New York, 29 specific factors. However, most of those factors blend into one another, and there are many different reasons that a judge can give longer or shorter support. As a general rule, the more you need help, the more you’ll get. Also, as a general rule, the longer you’re married, the longer the support requirement will be.