Dallas, TX asked in Divorce for Indiana

Q: Can the court order my ex wife to get a real job?

My ex claims she has 3 jobs! 1 babysitting job under the table for 2 friends. 1 babysitting job for a legit company down the street. And 1 job at the YMCA paying less than $9/hr and less than 15 hours a week. She says her total income is $215/week. I can get her a bus driving job making $608/wk. This would obviously affect my child support obligation. She flat out refuses because she “doesn’t feel comfortable driving a bus”. I think she just wants to work as little as possible and live off of me and her bf whom she moved in with. Some how, she’s been able to afford what I would estimate to be about 2k in new furniture and a new apartment with the bf! No clue where that $ is coming from. Can the bf’s income be used as her income and can she be forced by the courts to actually work a real job? Indiana. Thank you.

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John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr.
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Based on your question no the court can't order her to get a real job, she is employed. You can request that her boyfriends income be imputed but there is no guarantee it will by the court.

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