Ohio law provides three ways for a husband and wife to end or alter their marital relationship:
This is a civil lawsuit that does not legally end a marriage, but allows the court to issue orders concerning property division, spousal support, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, child support and parent time allocation for any minor children. The parties remain married, but live separately.
This is a civil lawsuit to end marriage. It arises when the husband and wife cannot resolve their problems and are asking the court to make the final decision and issue orders concerning property division, spousal support and matters regarding the children.
Dissolution of Marriage
Dissolution of marriage is an action where the parties mutually agree to terminate their marriage.