How Do Divorce And Dissolution Differ?

You and your spouse may not agree on much, but you do agree that you do not want your marriage to end with a bitter courtroom battle. You may hope to maintain a friendly relationship after your breakup. If you have children, they will certainly benefit from a cooperative environment.

If this is your situation, you may be able to end your partnership through dissolution instead of divorce. At Gurtner Law, LLC, we can help you determine which option is best for you and your family. Call 614-464-4100 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

How Is A Dissolution Different From A Divorce?

During divorce, typically one spouse files for divorce from the other. There must be legal grounds for the divorce, and the main elements of contention are settled in the courtroom.

In dissolution, you and your spouse must voluntarily reach an agreement on all issues that a court would typically address, including:

Once you agree on these matters, you will jointly petition the court for the dissolution of your marriage. A dissolution may be resolved more quickly than a divorce. Many people find that a dissolution causes far less emotional stress than a traditional divorce.

Some of the issues you must settle involve tricky legal elements. If your decisions do not work out, you may require a court order to modify them. Attorney Daniel R. Gurtner has helped many couples reach dissolution agreements that are fair and workable for everyone in the long run. Our intention is to help you collaboratively reach your goals in the most advantageous manner possible.

Contact Us For Dedicated Legal Guidance

Even if you and your spouse agree on every element of your divorce and the divorce is uncontested, legal assistance can ensure that your rights are protected, both now and in the future. Gurtner Law, LLC, can assist you with no-contest divorce.

Call our office in Columbus, Ohio at 614-464-4100 to obtain a free phone consultation with an experienced lawyer. We can guide you throughout the dissolution process or review your documents to ensure that you do not commit to anything that harms your interests. You may also choose to send us an email.