Divorce, Dissolution, and Legal Separation

Ohio law provides several options for couples seeking to terminate their marriage, and/or allocate their debts, assets, and liabilities; and resolve child custody issues. Both a Divorce and a Dissolution allow couples to legally terminate their marriage. The most important distinction between the two is that in a Divorce the parties disagree on one or more of the issues involved in their separation, while in a Dissolution the parties are able to agree on all of the issues involved. These issues include, but are not limited to, questions concerning child custody or visitation, spousal support (alimony), and the division of marital property. In a Legal Separation, unlike in a Divorce or a Dissolution, the couple may live separately, but remain technically married.

The end of a marriage can be a turbulent and emotional time in anyone's life, and can make sorting through your complicated legal options especially challenging. Often, couples may feel that they do, or will be able to, agree to all of the issues in question, but find as they proceed that they simply cannot. Even in an instance where both parties fully agree to all of the issues, it is still crucial to review the agreement with an experienced attorney to ensure that the agreement is in compliance with all of the Court's requirements, and that you are fully aware of exactly what you are agreeing to, and not giving away more of your rights and property than you intend.

The experienced attorneys at Soroka and Associates, LLC, can help you to navigate this difficult time in your life, and help to ensure that your legal rights are protected. To learn more about your various legal options, contact our Columbus office at 614-358-6525, or fill out our online contact form. We offer free initial consultations, and are available to assist our clients 24 hours a day.