Dayton, OH asked in Divorce for Ohio

Q: I am trying to get a dissolution. How can I find the right papers to be filled?

The court notified me of a website to get them and I paid the fees to file etc, after my husband and I filled out all the papers agreeing on everything, the court said some of the papers were incorrect. So I reprinted them all, turned them in again and received a letter saying the case was dismissed due to insufficient information. So iv lost out on the 367 dollars and am still Married. Please help me find the correct papers? 7405177032 Olivia

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Denise Rini Esq
Denise Rini Esq
Answered
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Greetings from the North Coast. Was the Court specific as to what was missing? The Court should refund the filing fee to you. If you are filing a Dissolution, you need a Separation Agreement, if there are children, a Parenting Plan, a UCCJEA, Title IV-D (child support) and finally a Judgment Entry. Are there retirement accounts? The Court should not care how the property is divided, as long as the Separation Agreement addresses all the assets and liabilities. Hope this helps.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
Answered
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Courts can be very picky on how the documents must be filled out. They review them carefully, and reject them if not done properly. Some court personnel are not very helpful in telling you what is wrong. Without a lawyer, even if you fill out the forms properly, you could overlook something that could be very costly to fix later. Instead of trying to do it yourself, use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local family law attorney who can help you do it properly and avoid wasting your time and money, and avoid mistakes. It really is not a do it yourself project.

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