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Dissolution

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What you need to know

Dissolution is a method to terminate the marriage relationship between spouses who have disclosed all property and financial information to the other in addition to having an a full settlement. Spouses must agree on all property division, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, and support obligations before pleadings are filed in court. Negotiation takes place before entering into court, often with the assistance of attorneys. The attorney prepares a separation agreement that reduces to writing the settlement. The separation agreement is filed with the court after it is property executed by all parties and their attorneys. The court conducts a brief hearing to approve the settlement agreement and dissolve the marriage relationship between thirty to ninety days after the dissolution is filed in court.