In Ohio, a marriage can be ended through a dissolution or a divorce. In order to end a marriage through a dissolution, the responsible parties must reach an agreement on every aspect of their case, including property division, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support. The agreement is then formalized in writing, usually in the form of a “Separation Agreement.” The Separation Agreement and relevant documents need to be filed with the court, and a judge must declare the terms. When parties come to an agreement, this is the clearest, easiest, and most respectful way to end a marriage. Dissolutions can be accomplished quickly, low cost and with confidentiality.
If parties are unable to agree on the custody of their children, the division of their shared assets, child support, spousal support, or other related subjects, then a divorce will be necessary in order to conclude the marriage. This can be a somewhat time consuming and expensive process. Often times, it’s possible to work out civil solutions without such lengthy disputes.
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