West Palm Beach, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: Is there anything I can do re the following circumstance with my divorce?

Is there anything I can do re the following circumstance? For the last 10+ years my husband has worked overtime every week and as a result he has earned anywhere between $15-25 thousand dollars each year on top of his base salary. Now that I have started to fill out the divorce papers he has stopped working all but a few hours of OT and today he informed me he won't be working OT now. He is intentionally choosing to do so because he doesn't want to pay me alimony so he doesn't want to show the extra 15-25 thousand dollars a year. I've been a stay at home mother for 21 years and have been married to him for 26 years

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Mr Eric Klein
Mr Eric Klein
Answered
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Rather than go into the complexities of the law, I will say that he will not get away with it so long as you consult with a seasoned divorce attorney ASAP. Good luck!

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Lynette Silon-Laguna
Lynette Silon-Laguna
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  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Hello! Simply put, the court will look at what he has earned in the past and whether he is intentionally not working additional hours to lower his income in expectation of divorce. Unfortunately, since we do not practice in West Palm Beach, we cannot help you with this. We do wish you the best!

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