How do divorce and dissolution differ from one another? A dissolution is an agreement to terminate the marriage, with an agreement on how to divide their assets and debts, as well as agreement on child custody, child support, parenting time and spousal support. In order to have a dissolution, the parties must agree on all of the issues. Paperwork is filed and the matter is resolved in a single hearing. The dissolution process is usually completed within two to three months after filing.
When the parties cannot agree on all of the issues, but wish to terminate the marriage, they must do so with a divorce. One of the eleven grounds for divorce must be alleged. Incompatibility cannot be proven, but must be agreed upon by both parties in order to be used as a ground for divorce. Divorce usually consists of temporary orders hearings, case management hearings, pre-trial hearings, and final hearings (trials). The final hearing does not usually occur until at least nine months after filing and sometimes well over one year after filing.
Ohio has child support guidelines. The amount of child support calculated using the Ohio child support guidelines is presumed to be the correct amount of child support. Nevertheless, courts may deviate from the guideline amount if that amount would be unjust or inappropriate and not in the best interests of the child. If the person obligated to pay the child support has unpaid support when the support order is terminated, the child support recipient may still seek a contempt order from the court for the unpaid support.
To read more, click on the following links to my other articles on divorce and dissolution: grandparents’ rights in Ohio, minimum amount of child support in Ohio, minimum income for child support in Ohio, Ohio child support terms, Ohio child custody factors, getting custody of your child back in Ohio, recording children not allowed in Ohio, and getting creative with Ohio child support.
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