Reduction of Spousal Support Based on Vocational Assessment

Divorce, Family Law

McManis Faulkner successfully implemented the work of vocational experts and work efforts orders to show that the supported spouse was malingering and not actively seeking re-employment. Experts were used to assess the spouse’s earning capacity. The experts’ reports and testimony demonstrated specific activities the spouse should have performed to become self-supporting. The spouse’s failure to follow the Court’s orders and recommendations of the vocational experts resulted in the client paying a modest support award with termination of support in three years.