Think Your Spouse Could Earn More? Ask for a Vocational Exam
When child or spousal support is at issue, one party may voluntarily make less money to lower the support payment, or not work so you have to pay more in support. Family Code Section 4331 provides a solution, a Vocational Examination. A Vocational Examination is where an expert meets with a party, looks at their employment history, physical capacity, employment history, etc and makes an opinion as to how much a party could or should be earning, if the party made their best efforts to be fully employed. The court can “impute” this income to that party, leading to a more accurate support calculation.
If you have questions about Vocational Exams, child support or spousal support, call Morales Law, P.C. today for a free consultation (805) 422-7966.