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How is Dissolution Different than Divorce in Columbus and Central Ohio?

How is Dissolution Different than Divorce in Columbus and Central Ohio?

Dissolution is a cost effective and timely alternative to divorce under Ohio law, and many couples in Columbus and Central Ohio choose a dissolution as the vehicle to end their marriage.  How is dissolution different from a traditional type of divorce in Ohio?  The primary difference between a dissolution and a divorce is that the couple must be in complete agreement on every aspect of the separation agreement.  This includes:

  • Division of Property, Vehicles, Assets and Debts
  • Child Custody and Visitation Arrangements
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support (Also known as Alimony)
  • Division of Retirement Accounts

In a dissolution, one of the parties hires an attorney to create the documents that capture the agreements of the couple, and to appear with them in Court.  The attorney can only represent one of the parties (by law), unless specific agreements are made to the contrary.  If all goes well, a dissolution can be completed in as little as 90 days, and for much less than a traditional divorce.  If you are considering the end of your marriage and want more information about the alternatives of divorce or dissolution call 614-228-1968 and speak with a Columbus dissolution lawyer with more than 30 years of experience.