Written by attorney William Harvey Beck

What issues are addressed?

What issues are addressed? | Bill Beck Law | Marital & Family Law | | (727) 888-2217 | 2945 Palm Harbor Blvd., Suite B, Palm Harbor, Florida 34683

In a Florida divorce the issues that need to be addressed by the court can be summed up by the acronym of PEACE, P-E-A-C-E. The first letter P stands for parenting plan, that’s all the issues regarding the children, including the visitation and the time sharing. The E stands for equitable distribution. The equitable distribution is a presumption that all of the assets that were acquired during the marriage are going to be divided in half. The A stands for alimony, alimony is necessary when a marriage has exceeded seven to 17 years and beyond. There's no formula for alimony. That issue needs to be agreed to or litigated by the parties. The C stands for child support, after alimony and income is decided and determined, then child support is calculated and the elements that go into child support are the number of overnights that each parent has, any educational expenses or healthcare expenses, daycare expenses and that goes into the calculation for child support. The E in PEACE stands for everything else, that’s when the courts going to address any injunctive relief that was requested, any attorney's fees and basically anything else that's relevant to the parties.

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