Dissolution vs. Divorce

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Ending a marriage is often times a difficult decision and a dreaded process. Our experienced attorneys can assist you with the stressful emotions, parenting issues, property division and complicated financial arrangements frequently associated with divorce.

The two most often used methods to terminate a marriage are: divorce and dissolution.

1. Divorce

A divorce is an adversarial process and is necessary when you and your spouse disagree as to division of property, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities and/or support. Divorces often take a long time to resolve and can be quite expensive. But our attorneys understand that there situations and circumstances where assets must be protected or issues are worth fighting to protect.

2. Dissolution

A dissolution, on the other hand, requires cooperation and involves a separation where the parties can agree to all aspects of dissolving their marriage, i.e., property division, custody and support. This method of terminating a marriage is quicker and more cost-effective. Our attorneys are skilled in the preparation of the necessary Separation and Property Settlement Agreement, Shared Parenting Plans and all other forms required by the various courts in connection with a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.

To learn more about the differences between a contested divorce and a dissolution, please contact one of our family law attorneys as soon as possible to find out how they can help.