Texas Family Code
Sec. § 154.066
Intentional Unemployment or Underemployment


If the actual income of the obligor is significantly less than what the obligor could earn because of intentional unemployment or underemployment, the court may apply the support guidelines to the earning potential of the obligor.


In determining whether an obligor is intentionally unemployed or underemployed, the court may consider evidence that the obligor is a veteran, as defined by 38 U.S.C. Section 101(2), who is seeking or has been awarded:


United States Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits, as defined by 38 U.S.C. Section 101(16); or


non-service-connected disability pension benefits, as defined by 38 U.S.C. Section 101(17).
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, Sec. 1, eff. April 20, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1046 (H.B. 3017), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2013.
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