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In re Marriage of Pollard

Court of Appeals of Washington
991 P.2d 1201 (Wash. Ct. App. 2000)


Martin Pollard and Joan Pollard Brookins were divorced with had two children. Martin had legal custody of the children. The divorce decree ordered Joan to pay child support. At the time of the divorce, Joan was employed full-time. Subsequently, Joan remarried and had two additional children with her new husband. Joan then quit her full-time job and took a part-time job, spending the rest of her time caring for her two children from her second marriage. Joan filed a petition to reduce her child-support obligations, given her decreased income. Martin argued that the court should impute income to Joan based on her prior full-time job for purposes of calculating her child-support obligation. The trial court declined to impute income to Joan and decreased her child-support obligations based on her new income level. Martin appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Schultheis, J.)

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