Whether going through a divorce or dissolution, the process can be extremely difficult. In addition to financial concerns, there are many questions to be answered regarding the division of property, child support, child custody agreements, and what the future will look like for your family and children. At DeSanto Law Firm, we handle all aspects of family law and will guide you through each step making the process as simple and easy as possible for you. For more information, contact our Canfield, Ohio firm online or call 330-702-8800.
A Law Firm That Handles Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
A divorce action is similar to any other civil action in that the plaintiff files a complaint, the defendant is served with a copy of the complaint and an answer is required within 28 days after service. In the event that the defendant files no answer, the matter is considered an "uncontested divorce" and the court sets the matter for hearing. At the hearing, the plaintiff presents evidence concerning all issues, including custody of the children, if applicable, division of all assets, division of debts and request for spousal support, if desired. Once the court hears all evidence and enters its judgment, the divorce is final.
While the divorce process is adversarial in nature, a dissolution of marriage, on the other hand, provides the parties with an opportunity to terminate their marriage based on the agreement of both parties. Before the petition can be filed, the parties are required to come to an agreement on matters, including child custody, child support, parenting time, division of property and related issues in a separation agreement. A dissolution hearing usually takes place approximately 35 days after the separation agreement is signed and filed with the court. A dissolution allows the parties to avoid the time and cost associated with the divorce process.
Attorneys With More Than 65 Years of Combined Experience
The lawyers at DeSanto Law Firm have more than 65 years of combined experience guiding people through all types of family law issues. Our attorneys have what it takes to obtain the best result possible for you. To speak with a Youngstown divorce attorney, contact our office online or call 330-702-8800.