In the State of Ohio, divorces or dissolutions are the most frequent means of terminating a marriage. The attorneys at Deal & Hooks can help you decide which is the most appropriate route for you. There are a few key differences between a divorce and a dissolution.
A divorce occurs when the husband and wife disagree with each other over one or more issues regarding the termination of the marriage. The most frequently contested issues in a divorce are child custody, child support, spousal support, property distribution and debt distribution. The length of a divorce can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case. Divorces can also be “non-contested” in certain circumstances. A non-contested divorce applies either when one party does not enter an appearance or dispute the grounds and resolution of the case, or in special circumstances when the party will be unable to show up for Court (i.e. out of the country, military, incarcerated, etc).
A dissolution occurs when both the husband and the wife agree on all of the above mentioned issues regarding their separation. Because a dissolution requires the agreement of the parties, a dissolution can usually be finalized in as little as sixty (60) days. If possible, a dissolution is the preferred method of terminating a marriage as it is the quickest, most efficient and least expensive method.
Ending a marriage can be a difficult and emotionally draining experience for all the parties involved. Let the experienced attorneys at Deal & Hooks protect your interests and assist you through this challenging time.