Imputed Income for Alimony

If you are worried your spouse is reducing their income to pay less support, watch this video to learn how New Jersey handles imputed income for alimony.

Question:

What happens if my spouse quits there job to avoid alimony payments?

Answer:

If you’re going through a divorce in New Jersey and that divorce involves alimony, one of the questions that you might have is, “What happens if my spouse makes less money?” The courts in New Jersey do not look favorably upon a person who voluntarily makes less money, especially when they think they’re making less money to get out from under paying an alimony obligation.Imputed Income for AlimonyYour former spouse will have the ability and the obligation to prove that they’re making less money through no fault of their own. That’s a difficult threshold, but it is also a threshold that’s required because, if somebody is laid off and not working through no fault of their own, they should be entitled to some benefit for that. However, if a judge finds that a spouse is doing it for the purposes of hiding money or the purposes of trying to reduce alimony, that person will be imputed income up to their former levels and likely, your alimony award won’t be reduced at all.


Are you or a loved one getting divorced and have questions about imputed income for alimony? Contact New Jersey alimony lawyer Bart W. Lombardo for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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