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What does “dissolution of marriage” mean?
A “dissolution of marriage” means that there is complete agreement on all of the marriage-related issues prior to any court involvement. In other words, there are not any contested or litigated issues in a dissolution because the parties have already agreed to those issues prior to filing a petition with the court. If there is not an agreement regarding child custody, child support, or how assets are to be divided, then the dissolution will need to be converted to a divorce proceeding. In that event, a magistrate or judge will then hear those issues and rule to resolve each in the divorce proceedings.
What are the grounds for dissolution of marriage?
Although there are several grounds for a dissolution of marriage, the most common one is “irreconcilable differences.” This is because the process requires complete spousal agreement prior to court involvement and “irreconcilable differences” are the least egregious grounds for filing a dissolution.
Are there downsides to a do-it-yourself dissolution in Ohio?
Failure to retain an attorney to represent your interests in a dissolution or divorce can cause unnecessary delays in the court proceedings. If you choose to represent yourself, you will have to spend a considerable amount of time researching law and filling out all of the forms required to file. You may also lose out on money you could have received were you represented by an attorney familiar with the legal process. Finally, you may not receive the custody orders, child support, or alimony that you desire.
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