The time has come to end your marriage. Ohio offers a simplified procedure called a Dissolution of Marriage. You and your spouse reach an agreement between yourselves, instead of asking a judge to decide the issues. The process is simpler, and usually quicker and less expensive than a contested divorce.
Even when you and your spouse have reached an agreement, you need an experienced and skilled lawyer to advise you. The terms of the agreement will affect your property, debt, and income for years to come.
The experienced and skilled lawyers at Gorman Malarcik Pierce will guide you through the process so that nothing is overlooked, your paperwork is completed properly, and you can move forward, knowing all of the issues have been resolved.
Dissolution of Marriage is a process in which a married couple reaches an agreement on all of the issues between them. Once the agreement is complete, they file a copy of the agreement along with a petition for dissolution of marriage with the court. The court sets the case for a hearing approximately 6 weeks later. At the hearing, the court will ask both spouses to confirm that they are still in agreement. If they are, and if the court is satisfied that there are no other issues, the marriage is dissolved and the agreement is ordered into effect.
The issues that you and your spouse will need to reach agreement on include:
A knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney will make sure that you get the best possible result and that the documents are properly written to accomplish what you intended.
Often, the process of negotiating the agreement raises unpleasant feelings, stress, and additional questions. It can be very emotional, even when both spouses are trying to reach an agreement. Dividing assets, especially retirement accounts, can be very complex. There are tax issues you must be aware of as you work out an agreement. You will get the best result if you have a knowledgeable lawyer by your side.
At Gorman Malarcik Pierce, we take the time to counsel each of our clients about the issues, the process, and the possible outcomes. We put our years of experience and knowledge to work for you.
Dissolving your marriage is a life-changing event. It will affect your future, both financially and emotionally. The process will move more quickly and smoothly when you have a skilled lawyer on your side, looking out for your best interests.
Call us today: (330) 253-0785.
Our offices are located in downtown Akron, at 54 East Mill Street. We serve clients in courts throughout Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, and the surrounding areas.