All my clients ask me about the difference between an uncontested divorce and a dissolution. So here’s my opinion:
Dissolutions require the two spouses to reach a complete agreement on the assets, debts, spousal support, custody and visitation issues arising from their marriage. The agreement must be in writing and signed before a dissolution petition is filed with the court. Within two months after filing, both have to appear before the judge and verify their agreement. No witnesses or proof of fault are
Uncontested divorces can be handled the same way (with an agreement up front) at the same cost and just as quickly. However, only one spouse and a witness has to show up in court. This is an advantage because it can be inconvenient or unpleasant for one of the spouses to come to court.
If you need legal advice regarding dissolutions and/or divorces please contact our office at 937.339.3939. Appointments are usually available within 24 hours of your call.