Dissolution is different from divorce in that neither party is deemed at fault in the matter. Although it still results in the termination of a marriage, in a dissolution the parties agree on all terms, including division of property, child custody and visitation, and child and spousal support, before a petition is filed with the court. This can save a lot of time and money, and is usually far less stressful for everyone involved.
Court proceedings for a dissolution of marriage are quicker and less complicated because the decisions are made before involving a judge. Both parties, guided by their attorneys, voluntarily share all information and arrive at an agreement. All the same issues as in a divorce must be agreed upon before a petition for dissolution is submitted to the court. The petition must be signed by both parties.
Typically, the parties in a dissolution of marriage in Youngstown, Ohio, will appear in court within 90 days of filing a petition, at which time they acknowledge under oath that they have voluntarily entered into the agreement. The process is completed once the court approves the agreement.
Jill Landau has extensive experience working with families who hope to end a marriage with the least amount of animosity. Sometimes a divorce can be converted to a dissolution, avoiding the more lengthy, stressful and costly process. You can rely on Jill Landau to advise you as to what is best for your family.
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