One of the most useful tools in a case involving spousal maintenance – whether you are asking for maintenance or being asked to pay – is imputing income. What is it? It is a way to ask the Court to set the other side’s income not at the actual amount, but at the amount it should be. Imputing income is designed to discourage a party from intentionally earning less income in order to pay less maintenance, or to be paid more. There are many factors that go into how and when income may be imputed including work history, job search history, and education. Feel free to contact me for a free 30-minute consultation if you have questions or believe you need to impute income in your case.