Divorce: There are a variety of legal grounds in Ohio for which a spouse may seek to legally terminate their marriage. There are residency requirements in Ohio that must be met before an Ohio Court has jurisdiction to hear a divorce case. The legal process of divorce can be cooperative/uncontested or adversarial. As part of that legal process, married individuals can seek and obtain restraining orders against their spouse; they can ask the court to issue temporary orders while the case is pending that deals with such things as allocation of parental rights, the payment of debt, the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, and support payments. The divorce process also allows spouses to require the other spouse to provide certain documents and answer specific questions in writing. Our attorneys have years of experience representing individuals who wish to file for divorce.
Dissolution: The dissolution of marriage process is a more cooperative way to legally terminate a marriage. The parties must agree on all matters that must be addressed when couples end their marriage. The couples must sign a written Separation Agreement that involves the allocation/division of all assets and debts of the marriage, and if they have children, the spouses must agree on the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities. The dissolution process is, by definition, one that requires cooperation and mutual consent. It is a process that can save time and money and can help establish a working relationship post-marriage for those individuals who will continue to have contact after the marriage ends. This process can be utilized whether there are children of the marriage, or not. Our attorneys have many years of experience representing spouses who decide to end their marriage via the dissolution.