Lewis Center, Ohio Divorce Attorney Shares Practical Divorce Information

Lewis Center Ohio Divorce Attorney

I can’t live with my spouse in Lewis Center, Ohio anymore; what’s next?

There is information to help you decide a course of action in a divorce guidebook written by Lewis Center Ohio Divorce Attorney Jack Carney-DeBord of Jack’s Law Office. Read his book right away to find out which of the Ohio methods to terminate marriages are best for your particular situation.

The state of Ohio offers two ways to terminate your marriage and a third, rarely-used option to formalize a separation through the court. Carney-DeBord’s book provides information to help you decide which procedure is right for you and to guide you through whatever action you ultimately choose.

Read it right away to find out which of the following three methods are best for ending your untenable relationship and what to do once that decision is made.

1. Dissolution – The number one way to terminate a marriage is through dissolution. Dissolution is a contract (an agreement) between the two spouses that covers all the issues of the case. The contract is called a separation agreement. Among the main reasons for choosing dissolution over divorce or legal separation to terminate a marriage are:

  • Cost. Normally, dissolution is the least expensive option.
  • Speed. Once the parties have reached an agreement on all the issues, signed the paperwork and filed it with the court, your dissolution can be completed (case over) in 30 to 90 days! Divorce cases can easily take anywhere from six to18 months to complete.
  • Privacy and No Fault. Most counties allow the dissolution hearing to be done by a private judge.


2. Divorce – The number one way to end a marriage if you cannot agree is a divorce. One party is called the plaintiff (the person filing first) and one person is the defendant. Divorce is considered a lawsuit because one spouse sues the other spouse. There are three basic reasons why dissolution will not work for some individuals; and why therefore, they will have to file for a divorce.

  • Violence, bullying or abuse in the home.
  • No communication. If one spouse refuses to talk about how the couple is going to divide the assets and liabilities or refuses to discuss issues regarding the children.
  • Refusal by one party to acknowledge that half of everything belongs to the other spouse.

3. Legal Separation—in a legal separation, the process is exactly the same as in a divorce – all assets and liabilities are divided, discovery is conducted, hearings are conducted and the court awards a division of property based on an equitable distribution.

However, at the end of the day you are still married. But, if you want to stay on the other spouse’s health insurance, for example, and yet want to live separate and apart, legal separation might be the solution.

Jack Carney-DeBord’s book can help you terminate your marriage with confidence and without making costly errors. It will lead you every step of the way from choosing the attorney to represent you until the moment you come through the process relieved, stronger than ever and ready to move on to a better place.


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