When you terminate your marriage through a dissolution in Ohio, you and your spouse have to agree on every single term before you can even file for a dissolution with the court. The final negotiated agreement for the divorce issues (property, spousal support, etc.) takes the form of Separation Agreement. The final, negotiated terms on the parenting issues are typically resolved in a written Shared Parenting Plan.

Although the exact form and language in these agreements varies from court to court and attorney to attorney, each Separation Agreement and Shared Parenting Plan resolves the issues that arise when a marriage is terminated.

We have prepared a detailed Dissolution Checklist that list of the issues that need to be negotiated and agreed to for a Dissolution of Marriage in Ohio. The Dissolution Checklist provides information as to potential options that an agreement on each of these terms looks like. You can download our Dissolution Guide by filling out the form to the right of the page and clicking “Download Now.”

The short list of issues to be resolved in the Separation Agreement are:

  • Identifying the Separate Property of either party;
  • Division of property, including:
    • Household goods
    • Vehicles
    • Financial Accounts
    • Stocks
    • Retirement
    • Business Interests
    • Real Estate
    • Collections (Art, Wine, Firearms, etc.)
  • Division and allocation of debts including:
    • Mortgages and Home Equity Lines of Credit
    • Credit Card debts
    • Promissory Notes and Personal Loans
    • Student Loans
  • Spousal Support – who pays, how much, and for how long

The short list of issues to be resolved in the Shared Parenting Plan are:

  • Residential parent designation
  • Parenting Time Schedule
  • Health Insurance Coverage for the Children & Allocation of Out-of-Pocket Costs
  • Child Support
  • Division of the costs for Extracurricular Activities
  • Private School Tuition

Grisi & Budde provides flat fee dissolutions in Summit, Stark, Portage, and Medina Counties in Ohio. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our family law services.

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