Columbus Dissolution Lawyers
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Despite everyone’s best intentions, sometimes the emotional bonds between the spouses eventually dissolves, and ending the marriage appears to be the only answer. The trouble is that even if both you and your former partner have mutually decided that separation is the best solution, the process of getting a divorce is an arduous, time-consuming, and expensive event.
Fortunately, in Ohio there exists another option which can save you from spending a lot of extra money and time on a divorce. This alternative, known as marriage dissolution, has the same outcome of divorce without the complications. Our Columbus dissolution attorneys at Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A. are ready to help you negotiate your separation as smoothly as possible.
Call us today at (614) 412-3943 so that our family law attorneys can answer all of your questions concerning dissolution.
What Is Marriage Dissolution?
You may not have heard of the term "marriage dissolution" before, since many people use the more common divorce term. In reality, however, dissolution is an excellent alternative because the two parties can work with their attorneys to arrive at an agreement and settle their issues, all before they come to the court. By resolving these issues beforehand and putting them into an organized document, the parties can avoid spending extra costs and resolve their case much more quickly.
Some of the separation issues that the parties can settle beforehand include:
- Division of debts and assets
- Distribution of marital property
- Determination of income
- Child custody
- Child visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support or alimony
Once these issues have been settled, the lawyers for the parties can write the agreement and take it to court, where the agreement then becomes a court order. The one caveat is that the clients must agree on every single issue, or else the dissolution will not be completed.
How Long Does Marriage Dissolution Take?
Like any other legal process, the time it takes to completely process the dissolution is largely dependent on the involved parties. The sooner an agreement is reached, the sooner the dissolution can be granted. Once all of the necessary forms, documents, and other aspects of the separation agreement have been completed, the law requires that the final hearing take place between 30 to 90 days later. Only a single court appearance, often done by remote video or in our office, is necessary to finalize the parties' agreement.
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Marriage dissolution is appropriate for those people who work can well with their spouses, with help from their legal counsel. We at Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A. care about your priorities, and we personalize your case to fit your needs.
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