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Choosing the Non-Adversarial Way to End a Marriage

In Ohio, many people opt for a dissolution instead of divorce. It is a non-adversarial way to end the marriage. Neither party is at fault. A joint petition is filed with the court, and they ask that the court approve their agreement and dissolve the union. This arrangement will resolve any issues like the allocation of marital debt, the division of property, and parental rights. Custody and support can also be agreed upon, and there is no need for a court battle.

If you are considering dissolution, we at Elizabeth Warren, Esq. LLC are well-equipped to help you. We offer flat-fee dissolutions to clients in Columbus and throughout the surrounding areas in Ohio. We understand how difficult and confusing the end of a marriage can be, and our goal is to make it as painless and beneficial as possible.

Contact Columbus dissolution attorney Elizabeth Warren today at (614) 907-4771.

How Dissolving a Marriage Differs from Divorce

To dissolve a marriage amicably, the spouses must be in complete agreement on everything. Even if there is one item that the couple cannot agree upon, then they must file for divorce. This procedure has the same legal effect as a divorce. The union will be terminated. However, many choose to go this route because it is less expensive, it is much quicker, and it avoids conflict or confrontation.

Benefits of Dissolution

Dissolution can offer a number of benefits for you and your family:

  • You can avoid the cost of a lengthy courtroom divorce.
  • Dissolution is far more convenient and less time consuming than a traditional divorce.
  • Your children will not have to experience the emotional stress of seeing their parents at odds in court.
  • You have the ability to reach more flexible agreements regarding custody, support, and property.
  • We can even arrange for a private dissolution hearing in our office, where the judge comes to us and we can avoid court altogether.

Dissolution Filing Requirements

To file for a dissolution in the State of Ohio, one of the parties must have been a resident for at least six months prior to the filing of the petition. The court of proper venue must also be utilized, which is usually the county where one of the parties’ lives for a minimum of three months. This may take some research, especially if one party does not live within the state.

The Procedure to Dissolve a Marriage

The first step in the process is to fill out the separation agreement paperwork. Each spouse must fill out this form that divides the property and decides things like spousal support, child support, visitation, debt, and it includes a full financial disclosure. This paperwork is attached to the dissolution petition. Both parties must sign the petition and file it with the proper court. The court still requires service of process, but a waiver can be signed and attached to the petition.

During every step of your dissolution, you can count on our firm to be by your side. If any issue should arise, we will be there to answer your questions and allay your concerns. We will help you navigate the process to avoid unnecessary delays, and we will also explain all legal jargon so you fully understand all implications of the dissolution process and its outcome. With Columbus dissolution lawyer Elizabeth Warren on your side, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

Contact Columbus Dissolution Attorney Elizabeth Warren

Divorces can be costly and messy. It is always better to come to an agreement and remain civil throughout the termination of a marriage. If there are children involved, custody battles can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Agreeing on custody, child support, and parenting time is what is best for the couple and the children involved.

For experienced guidance through dissolution proceedings, call (614) 907-4771.

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