Dissolution

A dissolution is a termination of your marriage where you and your spouse reach a complete agreement on all matters, including the division of of assets and debts, child/spousal support, custody/shared parenting, etc.
  • Your Petition for Dissolution will be heard approximately 45 days after the filing.
  • Your Petition for Dissolution cannot be heard until at least 31 days after the filing, and in no case more than 90 days after the filing.
  • If you or your spouse fail to appear for the dissolution hearing, your case may be continued or may be dismissed.
  • If your Petition for Dissolution is not heard within 90 days, you may convert your case to a divorce.
  • If you fail to convert your case to a divorce, your Petition for Dissolution will be dismissed.
Dissolution without children:

  • The Court’s standard dissolution packet (without children) and dissolution checklist (without children) can be found on the Court’s Rules and Forms page.

Dissolution with children:

  • The Court’s standard dissolution packet (with children) and dissolution checklist (with children) can also be found on the Court’s Rules and Forms page.
  • The Court can neither assist you with the forms nor give you legal advice.
  • Procedural and technical questions may be answered at the Legal Resource Center.
  • You and your spouse may attend a pre-filing mediation session in an attempt to mediate any disputed issues.  To request a pre-filing mediation session, please complete the Request for Mediation form and submit it to the Court.  This form can be found on the Court’s Rules and Forms page.
  • If you still have questions or concerns, you should seek the advice of a licensed attorney.
  • If you and your spouse are no longer in agreement, your Petition for Dissolution may be converted to a Divorce.
  • The filing fee is the cost of filing a Divorce, less the cost you already paid for filing the Dissolution.

NOTE: The Court is prohibited by law from offering legal advice.  The information and forms on this website are not intended to be a substitute for good legal advice.


Domestic Relations Court
99 Public Square, 2nd Floor
Medina, Ohio 44256

Phone (330) 725-9740

Medina Domestic Relations Court Hours are:
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.