Can the Florida court base its child support order on what I am able to earn as opposed to what I am actually earning?

Not necessarily. What we’re looking for is fair assessment of incomes for the establishment of child support. If the court determines you are voluntarily underemployed or voluntarily unemployed, then the court can impute the income that you would be able to make if you were fully employed. Under those circumstances, the court can actually determine child support or alimony based upon what you could be making rather than what you’re actually making.

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