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How Does A Dissolution Work In The State Of Ohio?

Marriages in Ohio may also be terminated through a process called “Dissolution.” A dissolution still requires the identification of all assets and liabilities, but the parties reach a settlement as to all aspects of the case.

Once a settlement has been reached, the parties enter into a Separation Agreement to outline the specific terms of their division of assets and liabilities. If there are children, the parties will also enter into agreements regarding the custodial and financial arrangements related to their children.


As with a divorce, there are residency requirements for a dissolution. At least one of the parties must have resided in Ohio for at least six months. Individual counties within Ohio also have residency requirements. Other factors may also influence which county is the most appropriate place for you to file. Your attorney will consider all of the relevant factors and will help you determine which county is the proper venue for your case.