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Differences Between Dissolution And Divorce

In Ohio, you have two choices for ending your marriage – either dissolution or divorce. In order to obtain a divorce, one party must allege that the other party is at fault. Common reasons for fault in divorce proceedings include:

  • Adultery
  • Cruelty
  • Imprisonment
  • Abandonment
  • Substance abuse

A no-fault divorce is only possible in cases in which the couple has been living apart for at least one year and there is undisputed incompatibility between parties.

In a dissolution, fault plays no role at all. To seek a dissolution of marriage, you must agree on all major issues before filing, including:

  • Child custody
  • Property division
  • Financial support

This process requires less time and can be less expensive than a divorce.

Which option is right for you?

The decision to end a marriage is a difficult choice, but filing for divorce may not be the only option available. We can explain both the dissolution process and the divorce process, helping you make a decision that is most beneficial for your situation.

Our experienced attorney, Michael J. Honerlaw, understands how difficult it is to walk through this process. At Honerlaw Law Office, LLC, we remain committed to helping you make practical and beneficial choices, providing knowledgeable and compassionate counsel throughout the dissolution or divorce process. If you would like to discuss your legal options or family law concerns, contact our West Chester office at 513-342-1853 to schedule an appointment.

Protecting Your Future Interests And Security

Regardless of whether you choose to divorce or you want to file for dissolution of marriage, the choice you make will have a direct and significant impact on your future. Our lawyer will help you consider all of your options and pursue a final divorce order that is reasonable and fair. Our goal will be to protect your long-term interests, as well as those of your children.

You do not have to walk through this process or make important decisions about your future alone. You can learn more about your options by contacting our office at 513-342-1853 or reaching out online to request an appointment. We serve the greater Cincinnati area.