A dissolution, if feasible between the parties, is most times the quickest, easiest, cheapest, and least contemptuous way to procure the legal dissolution or termination of a marriage. A dissolution has the same exact legal effect as a divorce. The only difference from a divorce is that the parties are, in advance of the filing of a petition, in mutual agreement to all terms of the separation, including division of property, assets, and debts; parental rights and responsibilities (custody) of the children, if any; spousal and or child support, if applicable; and pensions and or retirements. This is arguably the best way to legally terminate a marriage, presuming the parties can reach an advanced agreement. A dissolution is initiated when a joint petition is filed by the parties with the Domestic Relations Court in the county of residence.
Jurisdictional rules require that at least one spouse be a resident of the State of Ohio for at least six months prior to filing a petition for dissolution of marriage. Once the petition is filed, the Court will schedule a hearing on the petition not earlier than 30 days and not later than 90 days after the filing of the petition. Both parties are required to attend the dissolution hearing, which is usually very brief. The Court will inquire to both parties that they have read, understood, and agree to the separation agreement presented to the Court, and typically will, unless the terms are manifestly unfair, unjust, or overtly inequitable, affirm and order the dissolution of your marriage pursuant to the terms in the separation agreement and shared parenting plan, if such plan is applicable to your particular situation.
Contact Cavinder Law Office and divorce attorney Jason Cavinder now if you or your spouse is considering a dissolution. Even if not yet in agreement with your spouse as to the terms of a divorce, we can help assist in fashioning a proposal to dissolve the marriage amicably and without dispute. The consultation is free and confidential. Or, if you simply have questions pertaining to the area of divorce or dissolution, our office is ready to help. We can be reached by telephone at (937) 751-4949, or by email at Jason@CavinderLaw.com.