A dissolution of marriage is an agreement between two married persons on the termination of their marriage. The parties must agree on how to divide property (debts and assets) and, if there are children, custody, parenting time and child support. The parties must file a petition for dissolution, a waiver of service of process (included in the petition) and a separation agreement. The Court requires that both parties complete and file the affidavits below with the Court along with the Petition for Dissolution.
The separation agreement is a written agreement signed by the parties that states how assets and debts are to be divided. If you have children, you must complete either a parenting plan or a shared parenting plan which states how custody, parenting time and support issues are to be handled.
Both parties must attend the hearing. Prior to the hearing, parties should submit a judgment entry for the Judge to sign. The judgment entry, also known as a “decree”, is the legal document that terminates the marriage and makes the separation agreement a court order..