Ohio law offers married couples looking to end their marriage an easier and often less expensive and less antagonistic alternative to ending their marriage. That process is called Dissolution. Before attempting to proceed with a Dissolution, it is 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 that you and your spouse enter into are set forth in a written document called a Separation Agreement, and, possibly, in the event that minor children are involved, a separate document called a Shared Parenting Plan. These written agreements are submitted to the Court along with the request to end the marriage by dissolution.
Your attorney can help you work with your spouse to agree upon various issues that arise when a marriage is about to end, like:
- Property division
- Allocation of debts
- Alimony payments (known in Ohio as spousal support)
- Child care arrangements and costs, including child custody, visitation rights, child support payments, etc.
If you and your spouse are unable to resolve all disputes by 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 a more agreeable way and usually in less time, please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun or call 513-321-3940 today to schedule an initial consultation. Mr. Heilbrun serves clients in or around Cincinnati, Ohio.