Florida courts will typically impute income any time they feel that the financial picture one or both parties represent is not accurate. The court may impute income either on its own or it can impute income at the request of one party.
In Florida, it is well-settled that the court should impute income that could reasonably be earned on a former spouse’s liquid assets.
When a party receives an asset in equitable distribution that will result in immediate investment income, that income should not be excluded for purposes of determining alimony.
Moreover, when a spouse with underearning investments has the ability to generate additional earnings, without risk or loss or depletion of principal, but fails to do so, it is fair for the court to impute a more reasonable rate of return to the underearning assets, comparable to a prudent use of investment capital.
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