Sometimes, marriages break down and parties wish to terminate their relationship. The State of Ohio provides for situations in which parties both agree to terminate their marriage. In order to file a dissolution of marriage, parties would have to reach an agreement on all issues regarding custody, division of assets and liabilities, and support. If filed as a Dissolution of Marriage, the Court will adopt the agreements of the parties and incorporate them into a final order of the Court. The dissolution of marriage attorneys at Goldberg Evans LLC know that sometimes divorce is unexpected, but marriages can end in an amicable and peaceful way.
What is a Dissolution of Marriage?
Many couples prefer the Dissolution process because generally speaking it is a way to terminate the marriage with reduced conflict. Unlike the Divorce process, the Dissolution requires the parties to appear for one hearing, as opposed to numerous court appearances. This can lead to reduced legal expenses for the parties.
Parenting, custody of minors, spousal support, and property division must be topics that they have reached an understanding of. Parties will execute all agreements and sign a Petition for Dissolution, which asks the Court to accept their agreements.
Our attorneys at Goldberg Evans LLC are prepared to advise clients through any course that the process takes.
How to File for Dissolution in Ohio
Dissolution in Ohio is often the preferred course to take if parties can agree on how things are going to be allocated. Once an agreement is reached on all issues and paperwork is filed with the Court, the Court will schedule a hearing between 30 and 90 days from the date of filing the Petition for Dissolution.
It is important to note that you or your spouse must have been a resident of the state for at least six months before you commence the filing process. The process is further outlined below;
Discussing with Your Spouse
At the stage where parties have made up their minds to amicably bring their marriage to an end, discussions have to be made on fundamental issues like child support, the party who would have custody of the children, spousal support, and division of property. If they can come to an agreement on these issues, then dissolution may be a workable solution between them.
It is necessary for the parties to complete the necessary paperwork for a Petition for Dissolution. These documents include a Petition for Dissolution and a Separation Agreement. If there are minor children involved, several other documents are required to be completed and filed. These documents are specially drafted to meet the needs of that individual family. These documents can be complicated and the attorneys at Goldberg Evans can help ameliorate the stress of this process.
Filing the Forms with The Court
Fully completed documents and forms would need to be brought to the court. The Clerk of court’s office at the local Domestic Relations Court will receive your forms and within 30 to 90 days after you’ve filed, your hearing will be scheduled.
Joint Attendance at The Hearing
There is a strict requirement that both parties attend the hearing together. The judge or magistrate will ask follow-up questions to ensure that the parties are still in an agreement with the documents that were filed with the Court. The Court will also want to know if the parties entered the process voluntarily and free from any duress or coercion.
If the judge or magistrate is satisfied, he or she enters a judgment with the clerk of the court that legally dissolves the marriage.
Why Should you Hire A Cincinnati Dissolution of Marriage Attorney, Instead of Doing it Yourself?
The dissolution of a marriage in the State of Ohio is an intricate process that requires skill and experience. The process requires documents to be prepared that are specific to the parties involved. Ideally, this process is navigated with effective legal counsel.
At Goldberg Evans LLC, we have developed a culture of prioritizing clients’ cases while explaining things to them as simply and clearly as possible. When representing clients going through dissolution or divorce proceedings, we listen to our client’s stories to tailor our representation to their specific needs. This may be a full representation, an advisor, or an advocate.
We also spend time upfront assisting clients to understand various process options that can be used in terminating the marriage. At Goldberg Evans LLC, our client’s needs come first.
We strongly believe in the importance of communication between attorneys and clients and at Goldberg Evans LLC, we make sure that nothing compromises that.
One even runs the risk of making mistakes during the filing process if they’re unassisted while trying to dissolve a marriage. To prevent situations where clients may inadvertently jeopardize their cases by filling in irrelevant information on their forms, an attorney’s presence is highly recommended early in the process.
Contact Goldberg Evans: Dissolution of Marriage Attorney
Obtaining the dissolution of marriages in Cincinnati requires capable hands.
This is a quality that we can vouch for. We understand how distressing this period may be for some clients. Relations may be strained and emotions may high when marriages are brought to an end. In the face of all this, Goldberg Evans LLC is the go-to solution.