What You Need To Know About Dissolutions In Worthington, Ohio

Should you and your spouse decide to part ways, a dissolution is a peaceable, straightforward method of moving on with your life. This no-fault separation involves both of you filing a petition with the court for your dissolution. Within this petition, you are required to outline a plan for the separation. The court then decides whether or not to approve the request and, should the dissolution be approved, you are then able to move forward into the next phase of your life.

For the drafting and submission of your dissolution, it is in your best interest to retain the services of our Columbus dissolution of marriage attorneys at Wood & Brewer, LLC. We guide you through the necessary steps for a successful petition and negotiate with your former spouse through property division and other items you may need to address while formalizing your separation. We will oversee all the details on your behalf.

Our Firm Facilitates the Process by:

-Working efficiently to itemize assets and recommend equitable divisions
-Navigating child custody arrangements
-Quickly responding to your needs and concerns
-Conducting all aspects of negotiations respectfully and ethically

Dissolution vs. Divorce in Worthington, Ohio

Ohio allows two legal means of ending a marriage: divorce or dissolution. This difference is that in a divorce, fault must generally be assigned to one of the spouses in order to proceed with the separation. Certain no-fault divorces are permitted, however, the court is particular with these requirements. In the case of a no-fault separation, dissolution is the preferred method.

Dissolutions are generally less expensive than a divorce, because a dissolution allows you to bypass many of the more harrowing court procedures that are required for a divorce.

In order for a dissolution to proceed successfully, both parties must be willing to work together to come to a fair agreement regarding the split of assets and property, child support, and other items that are divided when a marriage ends.

Legal Separation in Worthington, Ohio

A More Peaceful Pause in a Difficult Marriage

At Wood & Brewer, LLC we are dedicated Columbus Family Lawyers, serving Columbus with accessible representation for all legal separations. We pride ourselves in our ability to work quickly toward a more peaceful, innovative conclusion to the most difficult of situations.

Through thoughtful counseling, we aim to help you navigate successfully through the terms of your separation, facilitating a smoother transition into this new chapter of your life separate, either permanently or temporarily, from your spouse.

What is a Legal Separation?

A legal separation addresses several items pertaining to a couple's separation, including:

-Terms of your child custody arrangements
-Specifications regarding child support and spousal support
-Inventory and division of assets

What is the Difference Between Divorce & Legal Separation?

Unlike a divorce, a legal separation is not an official end to your marriage. During a legal separation, a couple decides to live apart but remains married for a variety of reasons.

The advantage of legal separation is that it gives both spouses time to address the complex issues of a difficult marriage and come to a conclusion about how to best proceed.

Our dedicated law firm can offer you thoughtful, caring advice and counsel as to the best way to face the terms of your separation, negotiating on your behalf through property division and child visitation arrangements in order to protect your interests. In any case where you or your spouse are not entirely certain whether or not a divorce is the best answer, it is a good idea to consider a legal separation instead.

A legal separation is easily reversed, should you decide not to proceed toward a more permanent life apart. A legal separation also facilitates a smoother divorce, should you decide to continue on that path, as it gives you the opportunity to negotiate the terms of your final separation ahead of time.