Nothing is worse than the ending of a marriage. However, there are times when the spouses can agree on how to resolve their differences and the ending of a marriage does not have to create an overly stressful situation. Ohio allows for spouses, who are able to amicably resolve their differences, to complete an uncontested divorce. This process allows for the spouses to save a significant amount of time, money, and emotional turmoil. However, the biggest key to the successful completion of an agreed upon dissolution is to make sure that the process is handled properly. Our Dayton attorneys have over forty years of combined experience and we will take steps to ensure that your case is resolved as efficiently as possible. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
Dayton lawyers providing help with uncontested divorces
An uncontested divorce (also called a “dissolution of marriage” in Ohio), allows for the parties to end their marriage while streamlining the legal process and reducing the expense. This process requires that both spouses be in agreement on all issues. However, should there be any disagreement on an issue, then the parties must file for a contested divorce. Eligibility for this process also requires that either spouse have lived in the state for at least six months prior to the filing of the case.
The first step in the process is to file a Joint Petition for Dissolution and the parties’ settlement agreement. The settlement agreement will spell out how the parties have decided to resolve issues including, child custody, the distribution of property, and spousal support. Once the Joint Petition and settlement agreement have been filed with the Court, a hearing will take place within thirty to ninety days. At the hearing, both parties must appear and testify as to their satisfaction with the agreement. Additionally, they must testify that they have made a full disclosure of assets and liabilities, that they voluntarily signed the agreement, and that they both want the marriage to be dissolved. Additionally, the Court must approve of the parties’ settlement agreement. Finally, after the Court has approved of the agreement, the Judge will issue the final Decree and the dissolution will become official. While this process may seem straightforward, complications can arise. It is recommended that you speak with a lawyer regarding your situation.
Our Dayton uncontested divorce attorneys will represent you from the filing of the Petition through the entry of the final Decree. We will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of your goals, to help you understand your options, and to begin formulating your settlement. We will also help you to understand the potential ramifications of any proposed settlement terms. We will quickly file your documents with the Court, and we will request a hearing at the earliest possible date. Our firm understands that this is an important time in your life. We will work to ensure that the resolution of your case is fair and that it enables you to start your new life in the best position possible. Contact us today.
Experienced Dayton attorneys providing quality service during a marriage dissolution
Going through a marriage dissolution is a frustrating and difficult experience. You do not need extra stress at a time like this. Our Dayton lawyers will work to handle your uncontested divorce in an efficient manner so that you may continue to live your life with as little disruption as possible. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of service. This includes making sure that you have copies of all pleadings which we file, promptly returning all messages, and ensuring that your questions are answered. Our attorneys are ready to assist you.
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