In some divorce cases a party will voluntarily quit their job to avoid having to pay alimony and/or child support. Florida law recognizes a concept known as imputed income to deal with this situation.
If the court finds that a party voluntarily quit their job, then the court can choose to base that party’s alimony and/or child support obligation based on the party’s past income as opposed to using no (or lower) income. The court must consider several factors prior to imputing income.
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