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Answering Common Questions About Divorce In Ohio

If you have been served with divorce documents or are contemplating getting a divorce, you likely have many questions. At the Columbus, Ohio, law firm of Amy M. Levine & Associates, Attorneys At Law, LLC, we commonly hear the following questions. Review our answers and contact a experienced divorce lawyer at our firm for more information. Every divorce is different. You will receive advice based on your unique situation.

Q: How long will it take to get a divorce?

A: There are many factors that contribute to the duration of divorce proceedings. While a couple with basic assets and no children may be able to finalize a divorce within a few months, more complex proceedings can last for years. Mediating certain issues can also help reach a resolution more quickly.

Q: How much does a divorce cost?

A: The overall cost of a divorce varies widely, depending on how contentious and complex the issues between the soon-to-be ex-spouses are. You will receive counsel about the financial impact of your decisions to help you make choices that are practical and reasonable.

Q: What is the difference between divorce and dissolution?

A: While both dissolution and divorce result in the termination of a marriage, they have many differences. Dissolution of marriage does not require grounds or fault to end the marriage, but does require that the parties agree to all terms. A divorce is a lawsuit in which one party asks the court to end the marriage and make decisions about child custody, property division and other issues.

Q: My spouse has handled most of our finances during our marriage. How can I be sure I get a fair share of our assets?

A: During the discovery process, your divorce attorney will make requests for financial information from your spouse and his or her counsel. Your lawyer can then help you understand the overall financial situation and begin pursuing an appropriate division of property.

Q: How is property divided during a divorce?

A: In Ohio, most property acquired during a marriage is subject to equitable division by the court. However, there are several exceptions, and judges have discretion when it comes to the actual division. Learn more about dividing assets and debts in divorce.

More Questions? Contact Amy M. Levine & Associates In Columbus.

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This divorce FAQs page provides general information, but every case is unique. One of our knowledgeable family law attorneys can give you more specific information about what to expect during your divorce based on your particular circumstances. To get answers to your questions and arrange a free initial consultation, please contact our office in Columbus, Ohio, at 614-360-2942 or in New Albany, OH at 304-519-4354. We also have an online contact form.