The statutory criteria considered include the:

  • Extent of contributions in money by either party.
  • Parties’ property or work to the acquisition, improvement or maintenance of marital assets.
  • Debts or obligations undertaken for the benefit of the family.
  • Needs of any children.
  • Extent of contributions to care for the family and relatives.
  • Income, earning capacity and financial needs of the parties in the foreseeable future.
  • Duration of the marriage.
  • Age of the parties.