In Parrish v. Parrish, 138 Mich App 546, 557; 361 NW2d 366 (1984), the Court enumerated seven factors to be considered in determining the amount of alimony to be awarded:
(1) the duration of the marriage;
(2) the contributions of the parties to the joint estate;
(3) the age of the parties;
(4) their health;
(5) their stations in life;
(6) the necessities and circumstances of the parties;
(7) the earning ability of the parties.