A divorce is a legal proceeding that ends a marriage. Through the divorce suit, you’ll work with the court and attorneys to determine the disposition of your joint property, spousal support issues, and custody and child support issues.
In order to file for a divorce in Ohio, you must have lived in Ohio for at least six months. If you meet that requirement, then you may file a complaint with the court with information about the legal grounds for the divorce. The other party may choose to counterclaim with his or her own reasons for the divorce.
There are two types of divorce in Ohio: fault and no-fault. When you file for a fault-based divorce, you claim that the other party has committed some fault that makes it impossible to continue in the marriage. There are a number of legally recognized actions that can lead to a fault-based divorce, including adultery, extreme cruelty or abuse, drunkenness, imprisonment, and more.
In a no-fault divorce, neither party is at fault. In order to file for a no-fault divorce, both parties must agree. Alternately, the parties to the divorce must have lived separately for at least one year prior to filing.
We understand how difficult it can be to decide it’s time for a divorce. You never go into a marriage expecting it to end. However, divorce is sometimes the best option for everyone involved. Our attorneys have handled many divorce cases in Ohio, and we can help make the process as smooth as possible for you. Whether your case is simple or involves complex property or custody issues, our expert divorce attorneys can help. Contact Kirkland & Sommers, online or call (937) 853-5555 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.