In most divorce cases, it is to determine wage earning capacity of one or both spouses.
In most cases the court can compel the spouse to participate.
Wage earning capacity is what the individual has the capacity to earn. The individual may be working at a job that has a lower wage than the person has the capacity to earn. Wage earning capacity takes into consideration factors such as age, past work, education, skills, disability and the labor market.
A vocational counselor can help you determine the best job fit for you. Using a collaborative approach, a plan for employment will be developed. The plan may prescribe steps such as retraining and comprehensive employment services.