Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage

Four law books

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This is the legal term used in the State of Florida, and many other States, which is roughly the same as a divorce. There are certain issues you must consider when a party files for a dissolution of marriage. As a mediator and in mediation or in trying to manage the issues, one is the P.E.A.C.E method. “P” stands for time-sharing and parental responsibility, assuming there is a minor child involved in the matter. “E”, as discussed in another area, refers to dividing up the assets which are considered to be marital.  Not all assets are marital and that is a very complicated topic. “A” references Alimony which could be paid by either party to the other party and there are some serious concerns. For instance, there can be a party who makes little-to -no income and needs financial assistance. Alimony may apply. However, since alimony is based on a need vs. an ability to pay, the Court must look at the ability of the other party to pay alimony. This is a serious issue which needs a professional opinion, “C” stands for child support. Why do you consider child support as the fourth item on the list.

This is the reason; a part of calculating child support includes the net monthly income of each party. Let’s say that we have a party who earns $5,000.00 net per month and the other party earning $2,000.00 net per month. The Court grants the lower income party $1,000.00 thereby giving the first party only $4,000.00 net after alimony and the other party, $3,000.00. Hence, as child support is based on net monthly income, child support could have been based on $5,000.00 vs. $2,000.00 or after alimony, the net monthly incomes could be $4,000.00 vs. $3,000.00. As mentioned earlier, this is a complicated issue.  Finally, the “E” stands for anything else. As there are rather odd situations which can present themselves, this category is needing a longer conversation.