Dissolution of Marriage

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When you and/or your spouse decide to end your marriage in Ohio, a dissolution is a peaceful, straightforward way to move on with your lives. In Ohio, neither party has to prove grounds to end their marriage by a dissolution. The parties jointly file a petition for dissolution of marriage and a separation agreement that outlines what happens with the parties' assets and any child-related issues. Both parties must agree on all terms that in the separation agreement. After the petition is filed, the parties must wait a minimum of 30 days before the Court will hear their case. However, the court does have to hear the case within 90 days from the date of the filing. At the hearing, the court will review the separation agreement and determine if the parties understand its terms, and makes sure both parties are treated fairly and that they both agree to end their marriage.

Contact us today to see if a dissolution is the right strategy for you to end your marriage. At Dawes Legal, LLC, our compassionate and experienced team will guide you through the required steps. We also can help you negotiate with your spouse in property division, child custody, spousal support, and other important legal matters.