Greetings. Did you ever get alimony?
- Yes, he can insist on imputing income to you if he can prove that you are voluntarily depressing your income in bad faith.
Your argument would have no merit for a child support hearing. Your argument would have merit for an alimony hearing.
- No, he is not required to disclose changes in income unless there is a court proceeding in place or your agreement says so. You did not mention what type of hearing you have pending, so I am assuming it is child support. No, it is unlikely that he would have to pay past support for old pay raises.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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