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.
If, at the time of dissolution, a spouse has recently lost the ability to pay alimony but may reacquire such ability in the future, it is proper for the court to award a nominal amount of alimony to the other spouse, reserving the right to modify the award later.
However, if the court imputes income to a party, it is inappropriate to award a nominal amount of alimony.
The purpose of imputed income is to determine the amount that a spouse is able to earn, above and beyond what the spouse actually earns.
Nominal alimony is therefore inappropriate when the payor spouse has the ability to pay more if he or she was to earn the amount the court has determined could be earned through diligent efforts.
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