Dissolution is a "no-fault" proceeding to legally end a marriage. The dissolution procedure provides the same legal effect as a divorce – it terminates the marital relationship. It avoids conflict and confrontation, and is usually much quicker.

To use the dissolution procedures, the spouses have to reach agreement on all relevant issues such as division of property, allocation of marital debt, and allocation of parental rights and responsibilities. Parties usually negotiate through their attorneys to reach a mutual agreement that is then submitted to the court for final approval and legal termination of the marriage.

Divorce is the other legal proceeding to legally end a marriage. While dissolution involves agreement and finalization in court on those matters, one party files for divorce when you cannot reach a resolution on issues.

In Ohio, there are no jury divorce trials. Divorce cases are either settled by agreement of the parties or tried before a trial judge or magistrate. If a case is settled, the agreement becomes the court's order.

If you are considering separation or terminating your marriage, attorney Gregg Lewis in Columbus offers a free initial consultation to discuss all of your options and answer any questions that you may have.

Our firm's goal is to help you fully understand your rights and what to expect during the process of filing for divorce or dissolution.

Which Is Right For You? Get Answers To Your Questions.

If you have any questions or concerns about whether divorce or dissolution is right for you, our firm can schedule an appointment for you to speak with our lawyer, Gregg R. Lewis, and provide all the necessary information needed to make the right decision for your specific situation.

If you decide to file for a divorce or dissolution, we'll walk you through the family law process. Contact our firm, Harry Lewis Co., LPA, today at 614-221-3938 or send an email to schedule your initial consultation and get answers to your family law questions.