A Dissolution of Marriage (commonly referred to as a divorce) is a serious legal step which should not be taken without considerable thought. If you are considering such a proceeding, you should note the following:
- It is in the best interests of each of the parties to consult attorneys regarding the dissolution of their marriage, and that the services of attorneys may be obtained.
- The parties should not rely exclusively on this brochure. It is intended only as a guide for self-representation.
- Marriage counseling services are available in the community.
- If the parties waive their rights to maintenance, neither party can in the future obtain maintenance from the other.
- A Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage permanently adjudicates all financial rights arising out of your marriage, including the right to property in the name of one’s spouse (maintenance or alimony), that a judgment is final, and the parties waive their right to appeal, except that neither party is barried from instituting an action to set aside a final judgment for fraud, duress, accident, mistake, or other grounds at law or in equity.
- The parties to the marriage remain married persons and cannot remarry until a judgment dissolving the marriage is entered.