What is the Difference Between Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage in Ohio?

Ohio Dissolution Attorney Answers the Question, What is the Difference Between Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage in Ohio

Simply put, a dissolution of marriage in Ohio occurs when a married couple petitions the court to end their marriage. The parties involved in a marriage dissolution are required to be in agreement with all terms and conditions on how their marriage will be terminated prior to filing. Basically, the dissolution process in Ohio starts with a total agreement between the separating spouses.

The benefits of filing for a dissolution of marriage are the speed of the process and the cost is much less than filing for divorce. Typically, the dissolution of marriage process takes from 30 to 90 days after the filing of the petition to be completed. How much time is takes to complete the marriage dissolution process in Ohio depends on the time needed in court and the amount of time it takes to negotiate the legal issues concerning the marriage. This negotiation period usually requires much more time than the actual court proceedings.

Engaging with an Ohio divorce attorney early in the legal process is the best way to make sure your rights are protected, and you are negotiating with the necessary knowledge. 

Can you Obtain a Marriage Dissolution in Ohio if the Couple Has Children?

In the State of Ohio, a couple may file and obtain a marriage dissolution as long as the couple seeking the dissolution agree on parenting time, child custody, child support, and every other related legal issue involving their children. 

What Are the Advantages of Dissolutions and Divorces?

There are several advantages to filing for divorce or dissolution in the State of Ohio. Dissolutions are generally more agreeable and less costly. Divorces in Ohio allow for an independent examination by each spouse and their attorneys. For example, an attorney may be needed to petition the court to release monies a spouse may not be allowing the other spouse to access. Divorce permits your attorney to advocate for a judge to rectify serious legal issues. 

If you are going through a dissolution of marriage or divorce in Ohio or want to change your existing divorce agreement with regard to child custody, Contact Dawes Legal, LLC, today by calling (614) 733-9999.