If a party to a divorce has recently lost their job, it may be important for the other party to obtain an employability expert, an expert who can opine as to what kind of employment the other party may be qualified for and what income that party could make in today's economy. Often such an expert is engaged after discovery but prior to Early Settlement Panel and Economic mediation. It would be necessary to have the report prior to any trial as the expert would have to testify at the trial for the Judge to consider that information for the trial. Employability experts are important when a party is claiming they can no longer earn the kind of income they did in a previous job or when it is difficult to impute or obtain consent for imputation of income for purposes of determining alimony and child support in the future. For the party that is dealing with a spouse that is divorce planning and choosing to be underemployed an employability expert is often key to changing the landscape of the divorce to favor them. If you have questions regarding such issues in your divorce, please call us in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation. We have night appointments as well.
Jun 15, 2016 @ 03:07 PM — by Michael Green