Concerning Dissolution of Marriages.
A dissolution of marriage (commonly called a divorce) is a serious legal step that should not be taken without serious thought. If you are considering such a proceeding, you should note the following:
• It is in the best interest of each party to consult an attorney regarding the dissolution of their marriage. The services of an attorney may be obtained and are recommended.
• You should not rely exclusively on this website. This information is intended only as a guide for self-representation.
• Marriage counseling services are available to you in your community.
• If you use this joint simplified proceeding you will lose any right you have to maintenance (commonly known as alimony). Once you lose the right to maintenance in a legal
proceeding, you can never again receive maintenance from your former spouse.
• A judgment for dissolution of marriage (divorce) permanently settles all financial rights rising out of your marriage, including the right to property held in the name of your spouse. A judgment entered in a dissolution proceeding is final. You waive your right to appeal. Such a judgment may only be set aside on grounds of fraud, duress, accident, error, or other grounds at law or equity.
• You and your spouse remain married and cannot remarry until the judgment for dissolution of marriage is signed by the judge dissolving your marriage.