What Is Involved In Ohio Dissolution Of Marriage?

Attorney Kristen L. Campbell has been guiding clients through marital dissolution and other family law matters in the Butler County Court System since 1999. She is very familiar with the local judges, courtroom procedures and laws. She also works hard to keep clients informed and involved. Call her office in Hamilton for an initial consultation at 513-895-0030.

"I believe communication is key. When you hire me as your attorney, you're going to get a prompt return phone call. You're going to get a timely email response. I work hard to provide the responsive service clients deserve." — Kristen L. Campbell

Is Dissolution The Same As Uncontested Divorce?

Uncontested divorce is usually thought of as one spouse being unable or unwilling to participate in the legal process, allowing the other spouse free rein. Uncontested divorce cases sometimes occur because one spouse can't be located and the other one chooses to proceed with the filing anyway.

Marital dissolution differs in that it is like a contract where both parties are in agreement. During dissolution, the spouses mutually decide how to divide their assets and debts and how to allocate rights and responsibilities regarding their children. It is that mutual agreement that makes dissolution possible in those cases.

How Long Does The Process Take?

The dissolution process is relatively quick compared to a traditional divorce. Once you and your spouse reach an agreement and sign the appropriate documents, we will submit the paperwork to the court. The court will schedule a final hearing to confirm that both parties want the marriage to be dissolved according to the terms of the agreement. Usually the process can be completed within 45-90 days of the signing of the agreement.

If you and your spouse have minor children together, you will both be required to attend a four-hour parenting class ("Helping Children Cope with Divorce") before the court will grant the dissolution.

Learn More In A Complimentary Consultation

Give us a call to discuss your options for ending your marriage in the most cost-effective and stress-free manner possible. Simply call the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, LLC, at 513-895-0030 or contact us online.

If regular business hours don't fit your busy schedule, ask about arranging an evening or weekend appointment with our lawyer at our Hamilton office.