A Florida District of Appeal Court recently upheld a trial court’s final judgment of dissolution of marriage requiring the husband, who was in prison, to pay child support. The trial court evidently imputed income to the incarcerated parent based upon his previously established earning ability. The court was trying to balance competing policy concerns—the obligation of a parent to provide support for his or her children versus an incarcerated individual’s ability to pay. Although in most instances a parent without ability to pay will not be ordered to pay child support, Florida’s child support laws allow for imputation of income if the evidence demonstrates that the obligor’s unemployment or underemployment is voluntary. The court found that an individual’s actions that lead to jail or prison are voluntary for purposes of the Florida child support guidelines.