Information related to divorces for the state of Ohio is given in detail below:
When filing for divorce in Ohio, one partner must have been a resident for at least six months in the state and three months in the respective county. If either partner is a military officer stationed in Ohio, then restriction for being resident is removed.
There are two main reasons to file for divorce in Ohio, they are as follows:
1. No-Fault Reasons
2. General reasons that include:
Child custody can be awarded to any of the parents, based, primarily on the best interests of the child, but also on the following factors:
As Ohio is a state of equitable distribution, each partner gets to retain their property that they've obtained before marriage as individuals. It also includes anything that is given to them as gifts or as an inheritance.
Jointly held property can be divided among the partners, keeping the following points in mind:
Spousal support can be awarded on either a temporary or permanent basis, or not at all, as the court sees fit. It can be in the form of lump-sum payment or installments in periodic form. The following factors decide which spouse pays alimony:
One or both parents can be ordered to pay child support. The child support will be paid through a child support agency.
The following factors can lead to an adjustment from the norm:
In cases concerning children, or if requested by one of the parties or if the court thinks it is necessary, mediation may be ordered. The court can assign and decide the process as well as the mediator.
There is no need of a lawyer when applying for divorce in the state of Ohio. A divorce case which is filed without any help of an attorney in any of the states is known as Pro Se Divorce.
Literally, Pro Se is a Latin phrase and it means "on her or his own". Process of getting the divorce without the help of lawyer may vary from one State to another. These types of divorces are perfectly legal and enforceable in Ohio, and are actually very convenient. Usually, once settlements have been made regarding property distribution and custody matters among the spouses in case of a mutual divorce, Pro Se Divorces are filed.
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