What is a dissolution?
A dissolution of marriage under Ohio law is when both parties involved file a joint petition where both parties request the court to grant a termination of marriage. This petition is accompanied by a separation agreement. Once the court reviews and approves the petition package, the marriage is ended. This eliminates much of the added process and expense of divorce proceedings.
Unlike divorce, a dissolution doesn’t make fault grounds an issue. In fact, its often thought of as a “no-fault divorce”.
What does the Separation Agreement include?
The separation agreement in a dissolution includes a settlement of any property disputes, issues pertaining to spousal support, child custody and visitation, property divisions, and payment of marital debt. If either party doesn’t agree to all the conditions in this agreement, then a divorce will be necessary.