Dissolution of Marriage is not a phrase that gets much everyday use by people who really just want a divorce. Over the years, I listened to and loved the creative variations that my non-lawyer customers came up with for dissolution. Real people can be really emotive and precise about what is on their minds.
People do try to master the legalese in their divorce. Sometimes they come up with made-up words like “delation of marriage,” but more often they cut straight to the point, and ask for a “deletion of marriage.” It is not a far stretch from “dilution of marriage” to speak of a “delusion of marriage,” and I heard that several times.
Most pointedly sad was the woman who came in for a “desolation of marriage.” This was sad for her loss of a relationship that she did not want to end, but additionally sad for the extra trauma piled-on by a difficult to understand legal system.
I am someone who thinks family matters should be resolved outside of the courts whenever possible. I'm certainly not anti-lawyer, but I just don’t think that the in-court technical legal system is the right fit for many family cases. That is why I am choosing to provide divorce mediation and private arbitration. It is also my intention to put as much useful information on this website as I can. I’ll do it for anyone who cares to read it, and I’ll use the plainest English that I can find.