The Family Law Review

Using Vocational Experts to Provide Earning Capacity Evidence of Spouses and Parents

The rising divorce rates in Georgia and other Southern states can be attributed to several factors. Household incomes in the South are lower than the national average and people in the Southern states have been shown to marry earlier in life. Many people are separated from the work force within the state of Georgia due to many reasons that ate at times out of their hands. A spouse may be out of work by mutual agreement, e.g., health reasons or raising children, or may be unemployed involuntarily, e.g., job change or downsizing.

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