Some Things You Need to Know About Divorce in Ohio

Divorce is not a decision that couples come to lightly. No matter where you are in the relationship, it’s a tough decision – even if it is the right one. What you may not know about states is that each has different laws on divorce. Some of these laws can be simple – and others can be quite confusing. Divorce in Ohio has its own set of rules and laws. Here is some basic information about divorce in Ohio that you know.

1. Both parties do not have to agree to a divorce: It’s a face that you don’t need to have an agreement to get a divorce. But if you do, it’s a lot easier – you can simply file for a dissolution of marriage instead. However, if a divorce is contested, here are the ten that a court will accept:

  • Bigamy
  • Incompatibility
  • An out-of-state divorce
  • Imprisonment in a state or federal prison
  • Adultery
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Fraudulent contract
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Living separately for at least one year
  • Grossly negligence in duties

For more about what to do in case of a contested divorce, you can contact our network of family lawyers for a referral. Or visit here for additional info on filing for divorce in Ohio. 

2. There are specific rules about child custody: Courts and judges in Ohio believe that a child should be exposed to both parents. Therefor, they support joint custody when they can and if it is possible. Here is a good detailed breakdown of how child custody works in Ohio, and provides a good FAQ.

3. Child support is a joint venture: In Ohio, both parents are obligated to support their child. The amount of child support paid is determined by a number of factors, including how much time is spent with the child, how much a parent can afford, etc. SupportPay can help here – we make it easier than ever to pay, track and manage child support – and make it so that you aren’t stuck with fines or additional penalties because you pay on time through our automated system. For more information on how to manage child support the right way in Ohio, go here.

Other questions? We have one of the best Ohio child support and divorce resources out there. Simply visit our Ohio state resources here.

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