Dayton Divorce Attorney
Dayton divorce, separation, mediation
Dayton divorce attorney Anne Catherine Harvey offers clients legal guidance and assistance in all aspects of divorce. A veteran divorce lawyer in Dayton, Ms. Harvey answers your questions about any issues surrounding divorce and addresses your concerns in a caring and helpful manner.
Ohio has two types of divorce
Non-contested divorce: A non-contested divorce is a divorce where the parties have agreed divorce is the solution they desire. While there are disagreements between you and your spouse, the disputes do not always have to be resolved in court. A non-contested divorce enables you and your spouse to work together to reach an agreement without having to go to trial. The benefits of non-contested divorces may include:
- Less expense
- A quicker process
- Reduction of hostility and anger between spouses
- More control over the final outcome
Contested divorce. In a contested divorce, you and your spouse are unable to work toward resolution and agreement together. Contested divorces often involve heavy conflict revolving around matters such as:
When a partners cannot agree or successfully negotiate issues pertaining to their divorce, the case goes to court. These issues are then decided by the judge. The down side of going to court is that the judge has complete discretion to make rulings. Oftentimes, neither party to the divorce is satisfied with the outcome.
Divorce lawyer in Dayton offers mediation
Ms. Harvey is an Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Mediation Specialist and offers clients the alternative of dissolution of marriage and mediation. Dissolution is different from a divorce in that a divorce is a lawsuit filed by one party against the other, leaving the court to decide matters pertaining to the marriage. In a dissolution the parties submit a written agreement and a petition requesting dissolution of the marriage. The agreement must address all relevant issues including:
Mediation brings a husband and wife together with their appointed attorneys to develop an agreement to meet the needs of both.
Divorce attorneys in Dayton can help
Whether you need legal guidance about divorce, separation, or mediation, attorney Anne Catherine Harvey can provide the legal options to achieve your desired outcome. Ms. Harvey’s vast legal experience and vigorous representation enables you to get through this troubled time with dignity and resolution. Contact Dayton Divorce lawyer today to schedule a consultation to discuss divorce, separation, or mediation needs.