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Category Archives: Alimony

SELF-INFLICTED REDUCED EARNING CAPACITY & SUPPORT/ALIMONY OBLIGATIONS

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The economic recession that was triggered in 2007-2008 took a heavy toll on the economy and still continues to have an impact today. Despite the wide-ranging financial impact, many American workers were able to weather the storm with little disruption to their earning capacity or job security. However, the economic downturn also has provided ill-intentioned individuals to attempt to avoid or modify their support or alimony obligations either through intentionally working a job below the obligor’s skill set so as to reduce income earned thereby reducing the support obligation. In more extreme cases an obligor may claim that they are unable to find a job due to economic conditions, in a veiled attempt to avoid support obligations.

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