Courts impute income for child support. This means that the court will determine that you should make a certain amount of income even if you do not. How does the court do that? The court considers employment history, education, physical and mental disabilities, availability of employment in the area, typical wages in the area, skills and training, whether the person has the ability to earn the imputed income, the age and special needs of the child, and experience in the field. Basically, the court will impute income if a parent voluntarily reduces income or loses a job. If the income loss or reduction was involuntary and the person cannot easily obtain another job at the same income level, then the court may accept the person’s current income level for child support purposes.
The concept of imputed income is designed to discourage parties from quitting their jobs for the sole purpose of reducing their child support or spousal support payments. It also discourages parties from sabotaging their jobs, or, in other words, engaging in activity that would get them fired. If the court determines that a party has engaged in these types of actions, the court may, under Ohio law, impute the party’s wages from that former job. Ohio child support laws are designed to ensure that children receive the support that they need. A system of laws designed to ensure that parents remain as gainfully employed as they are able fulfills that purpose.
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