OAS is the foremost expert in the evaluation of spouses in matrimonial cases. We have served as a court appointed and impartial vocational expert in such cases.
We can evaluate an unemployed or underemployed spouse, as well as disabled spouses, to assess their employability and earning capacity.
The evaluation consists a vocational diagnostic interview, work and transferability skills analysis, and depending on the circumstances, vocational testing. Once this information has been obtained, an opinion is formulated as to the
individual's ability to work and their earning capacity in the local labor market. In addition, at times a Labor Market Survey is conducted to document the availability of job openings in the spouse's geographical area.
A vocational evaluation assists the attorneys in determining the amount of earning capability in each case which assists in determining the alimony payments. A written report by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who is experienced in matrimonial cases can assist in the settlement of the case. Occupational Assessment Services has been performing forensic evaluations in matrimonial cases for over twenty years. Our work has led to a greater documentation of the earnings of underemployed, unemployed, and disabled spouses in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Florida areas.