Uncontested Divorce in Ohio
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An uncontested divorce is one in which both partners come to mutual agreement. Both spouses have agreed to the divorce and to the post-marital arrangements. Because an uncontested divorce involves less paperwork and fewer court proceedings it can be finalized in less time and for less money than its contested counterpart.
To be eligible, both spouses must be in agreement regarding:
Once a divorce has been filed by either spouse, it is up to the court to grant its official status. As long as the other spouse agrees to the terms laid forth in the initial filing, or if one spouse fails to register his or her opposition, an uncontested divorce may proceed.
Uncontested divorce vs. dissolution of marriage
While similar, uncontested divorce and dissolution of marriage are different. For a dissolution, there needs to be the absence of fault alleged by one spouse to the other. In an uncontested marriage, there is still alleged fault, but the spouses still agree that their marriage should end and work on their divorce terms together.
In both cases, negotiating the post-marriage matters (custody, support, etc.) is most critical. Vigilant, knowledgeable representation is recommended for both spouses during this process to ensure that their final agreements are amicable and fair.
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Whether you anticipate a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce, it is always in your best interests to have an experienced lawyer by your side, which is exactly what you'll find at Richard L. Morris Co., L.P.A. For the last 30 years, we've been helping clients in Columbus, Gahanna, and across Franklin County, navigate this difficult period of their lives. Our approach is simple and direct, no matter how big or small the case.
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