Yes, your license to practice medicine is something the court will consider a big factor in your ability to generate income, and courts can impute income based on it if you take lower-paid work in another field in an attempt to reduce your payments.
Courts will set your child support payments based on your earlier, higher earnings, and you are obligated to meet those payments.
For many people, this can feel like a judge is directing their career and forcing them into work they may not enjoy, but most people who’ve completed medical school carry a heavy debt load anyway.
The court is unlikely to be persuaded that you’ve left a promising, high income career because you didn’t like the work.
Work with the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino and learn how you can meet your obligation without being taken to the cleaners.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and speak to a Brooklyn divorce and child support attorney for free.