In Ohio, legal separation is different from divorce/dissolution because at the conclusion of the case the parties are still legally married, even though all of the assets and debts have been divided as they are in a divorce or dissolution.
In some cases, people request a legal separation because they oppose divorce for moral or religious reasons. However, the underlying reason is usually for health insurance coverage issues.
Whatever your case may be, both parties may enter into a legal separation agreement to address important factors including:
- Spousal support
- The allocation of parental rights and responsibilities
- Child support
- Property division
- Payment of marital debts
- Whether this agreement will be adopted should there be a subsequent divorce or dissolution filing by the parties
By taking the time understand the nature of your situation, Robert M. Dumes will work with you to provide the best possible outcome for you and your family.
In addition, Mr. Dumes is trained in the collaborative law process, which provides resolution of disputes without judicial intervention. He works tirelessly to ensure that all financial, emotional and legal concerns are addressed.