Imputation of Income in Florida Family Law Cases

In Florida family law cases, courts apply the child support guidelines in cases where there are minor children of the parties.  Sometimes, the current income of the parties does not reflect a party's ability and duty to make support payments.  A new modification to child support laws allows family law courts to impute income to a party that does not participate in a child support proceeding or fails to provide adequate financial information in a child support proceeding.  In those cases, Florida custody courts must now rely on the rebuttable presumption that the absent parent has the income equivalent to the median income of year-round, full-time workers.

Contact an expert Tampa family law attorney to learn if this new law affects your family.