When a couple decides to end their marriage, it can often be a bitter process with the terms of the divorce complicated. You could be required to go through protracted, contentious litigation in order to resolve issues associated with the ending of the marriage including division of property, child custody and support, and alimony/spousal support.
Dissolution is generally a much better option than divorce proceedings. Dissolution occurs when spouses agree that their marriage is going to end, and they are able to come to an agreement on how to resolve all issues incident to the ending of their marriage.
Here are 4 reasons you should consider dissolution over adversarial divorce proceedings:
1. You maintain control – No one knows what is in the best interests of you and your children better than you and your spouse. During a contested divorce, important decisions that will impact you and your children for years to come are decided by a judge who only knows about your family based on the information presented in court. In a dissolution, you and your spouse are involved in every decision made and maintain control over the entire process.
2. It is usually better for your children – If you have children, you will remain involved with your spouse long after your marriage has ended. Dissolution can help you establish the blueprint for future relations, which will be advantageous when working through parenting issues. Maintaining at least a working and civil relationship with your spouse after the marriage ends will facilitate a smoother transition for your children as they adjust to life after the end of the marriage of their parents.
3. Usually it is less expensive – Dissolution usually costs less than adversarial divorce proceedings. This means that there will be more money for your children and to divide between you and your spouse.
4. Saves time – Dissolution is often a quicker and more efficient way to resolve the issues associated with the end of your marriage. This allows you to move on with your life sooner, which should help the healing process.
Keep in mind that dissolution is not ideal or even possible in every situation. John Heilbrun is a divorce and dissolution attorney serving the Cincinnati area for more than 30 years. He will evaluate your case and advise you about all of your process options for ending your marriage.
Please contact The Law Office of John Heilbrun today to schedule your dissolution consultation. We serve clients in the Cincinnati, Ohio area including Hyde Park, Blue Ash and Lebanon.