NEW COURT DECISION: IF A HUSBAND OR WIFE IS NOT WORKING TO CAPACITY, HE OR SHE WILL BE ATTRIBUTED INCOME.

 

The Appeals Court this week affirmed that: if the person   receiving support or the person paying support is not reasonably employed, the divorce court judge may attribute income to that person.

 

Reasonably employed means employment obtained through reasonable diligence and, if necessary, additional training.

 

So, for example and paraphrasing the language of the Decision, if a wife could earn $32,000.00 a year as a bookkeeper, the income from her part time work, doing something else, would be ignored and she would have $32,000.00 attributed to her as income for the purpose of calculating what support the husband would pay.

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