Trial court abused its discretion in basing spousal support obligation on obligor’s hypothetical income if he retired from California State University (CSU) and then returned to work half‑time at CSU while simultaneously collecting his pension under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP), even if obligor was guaranteed FERP employment pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, where obligor chose to continue his full‑time employment without retiring, absent evidence that obligor planned on retiring but then altered those plans to prevent an anticipated increase in income.
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