Divorce is a method of terminating a marriage and may be contested or uncontested. In a contested divorce the court assists the couple in issues surrounding the termination of the marriage such as the division of assets and debts, issues surrounding child support and custody, and spousal support if necessary. A complaint is filed by the Plaintiff and most generally an answer and counterclaim is filed by the defendant, thus initiating an adversarial civil matter. In an uncontested divorce, the court grants the complaining party a divorce on the basis of their complaint, when either the opposing party doesn’t answer the complaint or does not contest what is set forth in the complaint.
Dissolution is another method of terminating a marriage. In order for a dissolution to be granted both parties must be in agreement on every aspect of the dissolution. Most of the final dissolution hearings of Dailey Law Offices’ family law clients are held at Dailey Law Offices and presided over by a private judge. In many instances only one attorney is involved in a dissolution and may only represent one party. Dissolutions are quicker and much cheaper than divorces.
Call Dailey Law Offices, your experienced Columbus Family Lawyers, today to determine what method is best for your particular situation.