Dissolution of Marriage in Cincinnati, OH

Dissolution of marriage is a streamlined and amicable alternative to traditional divorce proceedings in Cincinnati, Ohio. At Keller, Barrett & Higgins, we understand that every family's situation is unique, and we are here to guide you through the dissolution process with compassion, efficiency, and expertise.

What is Dissolution?

Dissolution of marriage is a legal process used to end a marriage in a cooperative and mutually agreed-upon manner. Unlike divorce, which typically involves litigation and court decisions, dissolution allows spouses to work together to resolve issues such as property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support without the need for a trial.

How Does Dissolution Work?

The dissolution process begins when both spouses file a joint petition for dissolution with the court. This petition outlines the terms of the dissolution agreement, including how assets and debts will be divided, whether spousal support will be paid, and arrangements for child custody and support if applicable.

Once the petition is filed, both spouses must attend a final dissolution hearing before a judge. During this hearing, the judge will review the dissolution agreement to ensure that it meets all legal requirements and that both parties fully understand and consent to its terms. If the judge approves the agreement, the marriage will be dissolved, and the terms of the agreement will become legally binding.

Why Choose Dissolution?

There are several benefits to choosing dissolution over traditional divorce, including:

  1. Cost-Effectiveness: Dissolution typically involves fewer legal fees and court costs than divorce, making it a more affordable option for many couples.
  2. Privacy: Because dissolution does not involve litigation, the details of the dissolution agreement remain private between the parties involved.
  3. Efficiency: Dissolution can be completed more quickly than divorce, allowing spouses to move forward with their lives without unnecessary delays.
  4. Control: By working together to negotiate the terms of the dissolution agreement, spouses retain greater control over the outcome of their case and can tailor the agreement to meet their unique needs and priorities.

How We Can Help

At Keller, Barrett & Higgins, Tina J. Barrett is dedicated to helping clients navigate the dissolution process with ease and confidence. Whether you are considering dissolution or have already decided to pursue this option, we will provide you with the personalized attention and knowledgeable guidance you need to achieve a fair and equitable resolution.

Choosing Keller, Barrett & Higgins (KBH) for your dissolution brings peace of mind and ease to an otherwise challenging process. With our experienced attorneys leading the way, you can trust that your dissolution will be handled with care and efficiency. We prioritize open communication, ensuring that you are informed and supported every step of the way. Our collaborative approach means that we work together with you to achieve the best possible outcome, minimizing stress and simplifying the process. Let us guide you through your dissolution with ease, so you can focus on moving forward with confidence.

Contact Us Today

If you are considering dissolution of marriage in Cincinnati, OH, we are here to help. Contact Keller, Barrett & Higgins to schedule a consultation with Tina Barrett and learn more about how we can assist you with your dissolution case.

What is the difference between a divorce and a dissolution of marriage?

In Ohio family law, both divorce and dissolution of marriage are legal processes used to end a marriage, but they differ in their procedures and requirements.

A divorce is a traditional court proceeding where one spouse files a complaint alleging grounds for divorce, such as adultery, abandonment, or incompatibility, and the other spouse can contest those grounds. The court then decides on issues like property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support if the spouses cannot reach an agreement.

On the other hand, a dissolution of marriage is a more amicable process where both spouses agree to end their marriage and resolve all related issues outside of court. They must mutually agree on all aspects of the divorce, including property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support, and submit a written agreement to the court. If the court approves the agreement, the marriage is dissolved without the need for a trial.

In summary, the main difference between a divorce and a dissolution of marriage in Ohio is the level of cooperation and agreement between the spouses. A divorce involves litigation and court decisions, while a dissolution requires mutual agreement and a simplified court process.