How do I start my case to get dissolution
of marriage? Your case officially begins by filing a petition
for dissolution of marriage. This is a legal document that informs the
court of your wish to terminate your marriage. It sets out the legal grounds for divorce
and the relief that you are seeking, such as joint custody, certain property or child
support. Before filing this document, it is important
to talk through your case with an experienced family lawyer to develop a legal strategy
based on your particular circumstances.