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A dissolution of marriage is an action where the parties enter into an agreement to terminate their marriage.  Neither party has to prove grounds to end a marriage by dissolution.  This action is only started after the husband and wife have signed a separation agreement regarding all property, spousal support and any child-related issues.  After jointly filing a Petition for Dissolution, a hearing will be scheduled by the court no less than 30 days but no longer than 90 days after the date of filing.  At the hearing, the court will review the separation agreement, ask about the assets and liabilities and any parenting issues, and determine whether the parties understand and are satisfied with the settlement.  If the court is satisfied that the agreement is fair, the parties agree and desire to end their marriage, the court will grant a dissolution and make the separation agreement an order of the court.  An experienced divorce attorney can assist with drafting these documents and getting them approved by the court.