Ohio law offers married couples looking to end their marriage an easier, and often less expensive and less antagonistic, alternative. This process is called dissolution. It’s important to consult an experienced Cincinnati dissolution attorney who can assist and represent you in your efforts to resolve by agreement with your spouse all issues arising out of the decision to end your marriage.
Dissolution differs from divorce in that you and your spouse resolve all matters at issue in connection with the end of your marriage before going to court. The agreements you and your wife enter into are set forth in a written document called a separation agreement. If you have children, you and your spouse will also draft and submit a shared parenting plan resolving parental rights and responsibilities. These written agreements are submitted to the court along with the request to end the marriage by dissolution.
Your dissolution attorney can help you work with your spouse to make arrangements concerning key issues like:
- Alimony payments (known in Ohio as spousal support)
- Child care arrangements and costs, including child custody, visitation rights, child support payments, etc.
- Property division
- Allocation of debts
If you and your spouse are unable to resolve all disputes within the separation agreement, you will have to file for divorce instead. It’s important to have a knowledgeable Cincinnati dissolution attorney who can fight for your rights and help you pursue a fair separation agreement.
If you’re looking for a way to end your marriage in less time and with less expense, an experienced Cincinnati dissolution attorney can help you draft and submit a fair request to the court. Please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun or call 513-321-3940 today to schedule an initial consultation.