The easiest, fastest, and least expensive way to end a marriage in the State of Ohio is through an uncontested dissolution of marriage. Unlike a contested divorce, this method does not require litigation, as both parties agree to all aspects of the split, including child visitation agreements, child and spousal support, distribution of property, and more.
To be eligible for a dissolution of marriage in Ohio, you must have been a resident of the state for a minimum of six months and agreed to all terms with your spouse. Once these qualifications have been met, there is a mandatory 30 day waiting period before it can be finalized.
With all of the complications, time, emotional energy, and conflict that a contested divorce involves, it should go without saying that a dissolution should always be the first option, if possible. The process requires only brief appearances in court, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your life during this time.
Our Columbus divorce lawyers at Weis + O’Connor can meet with you one-on-one at the outset of your case, discuss the specific details of the situation, provide initial guidance, and give well-informed recommendations for next steps moving forward. We make it a priority to help each client reach the most agreeable and desirable result possible.