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Helping Franklin County Families Navigate Dissolution Proceedings

The end of one’s marriage is one of the most challenging experiences an adult can go through in their life. However, each marriage has its own unique set of circumstances. Some marriages involve so much pent-up acrimony that no one is surprised to see them waging war against each other in court. However, many marriages don’t necessarily end with the spouses radiating intense levels of anger and bitterness.

When a marriage ends between spouses who still hold a remarkable level of respect and compassion for each other, Ohio law rewards them with a distinct procedural channel for the expeditious resolution of their legal qualms, known as “dissolution.” If you and your spouse are planning on terminating your marriage, you should consult a skilled Franklin County dissolution attorney for legal advice. Nina Scopetti Attorney at Law has experience and sophisticated understanding of Ohio family law to make sure you and your family get through this challenging transition while preserving those important relationships.

To learn more about how you can benefit from the professional services of Nina Scopetti Attorney at Law, call her at (614) 664-6409 today.

What is the Difference Between Dissolution and Divorce?

In many states, “dissolution of marriage” and “divorce” are interchangeable terms referring to the same legal process for ending a marriage. However, in Ohio, “dissolution” is a distinct procedure from divorce. Dissolution proceedings are based on the spouses’ mutual consent to separate. One of the requirements during a dissolution proceeding is the attachment and incorporation of a separation agreement between the spouses.

Under Ohio law, a separation agreement attached to a dissolution petition must address the following issues:

  • Division of property
  • Spousal support
  • The configuration of parental rights and responsibilities regarding any of the parties’ minor children
  • Determination of a minor child’s legal custodian and residential parent
  • Child support obligations
  • Parenting time

Separation agreements are typically drafted and executed after the parties have engaged in significant private negotiations. Thus, dissolution proceedings are characterized by mutual cooperation and the privacy such proceedings prove the parties.

In contrast, conventional divorce proceedings often pit the parties against each other in an adversarial capacity. Furthermore, many divorce proceedings are considered to be a matter of public record. Any embarrassing information that a party divulges at trial may be accessible by the public.

Comprehensive Legal Representation for Dissolution Issues

If you have a question about whether you should file for a divorce or submit a dissolution petition with the court, you should consult a knowledgeable Franklin County dissolution attorney for legal advice. Clients of Nina Scopetti Attorney at Law can anticipate quality legal advice and advocacy based on compassion and an appreciation of the hardships they endure.

Nina Scopetti Attorney at Law is dedicated to providing you with quality legal services, including:

  • Well-researched and authoritative legal counsel
  • Sound professional judgment and logical approaches to resolving emotionally intense issues
  • A responsible, accessible, compassionate, and communicative legal advisor who puts your best interests above their own
  • Effective and cost-efficient solutions to your family law disputes
  • A supportive, judgment-free environment where you can be open and honest about the circumstances of your marriage and separation

Contact Nina Scopetti Attorney at Law Today

Attorney Scopetti takes pride in providing her clients with exceptional legal advice and advocacy when it comes to matters involving domestic relations law. She has devoted more than 30 years of her career to the practice of family law to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of Ohio residents and their families during legal matters such as dissolution proceedings. We have the skill, confidence, and experience necessary to make sure your legal concerns are comprehensively addressed throughout the negotiation or litigation process.

For a free consultation about dissolution issues in Ohio, call Nina Scopetti Attorney at Law at (614) 664-6409 or contact her office online today.

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