The divorce process can sometimes be an ugly process full of disputes and bad feelings. Some individuals who are going through the divorce process may wonder if the threats that a spouse makes during the proceedings are possible. In some cases, a soon-to-be-former spouse may argue that he or she is not going to work in order to avoid paying required child support and spousal support payments. A divorcing spouse may wonder if this is possible in family law situations.
In Florida, voluntary unemployment or underemployment may be considered when calculating the proper amount of child support and alimony awards. In cases of voluntary unemployment or underemployment, income may be imputed to the spouse for the purposes of determining alimony and child support. Likewise, income also may be imputed to the spouse that receives spousal support or child support.