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Going through a divorce is a challenging experience. Unfortunately, the process of ending your marriage is much more complicated than when you said, “I do” – it involves much more than signing a decree of divorce. You and your spouse will need to work through a variety of issues, and often this leads to disagreements that can be resolved only by a judge.
Why Hire a Great Divorce Attorney in Columbus, Ohio?
Our Columbus divorce lawyers at Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A. are here to help the process of your divorce go as smoothly as possible and ensure that you receive the outcome Ohio law provides.
Our Columbus divorce lawyers have been awarded countless accolades, including but not limited to:
- U.S. News Best Law Firms, 2023
- Attorney Mirman named to Ohio's Super Lawyers for 20 Years (2004-2023)
- Attorney Friedman named to Ohio's Super Lawyers for 13 Years (2011-2023), Rising Stars (2005-2006, 2009-2010)
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023, both Attorney Mirman and Attorney Friedman
Whether you have children in the home or not, and regardless of whether you have minimal property to divide or have substantial assets, you deserve the best divorce attorney in Columbus, Ohio. You can trust in our experienced Columbus divorce lawyers to guide you through the process.
Board Certified Family Law Specialists Handling Your Divorce
Our board certified family law specialists can provide the representation you need. Our Columbus divorce lawyers help numerous clients each year obtain successful outcomes in their divorces, and we are prepared to do the same for you.
Call today for help with divorce filing or related matters, including:
- Contested divorce
- Uncontested divorce
- High-net worth divorce, including divorce with business assets
- Child custody & shared parenting, including for unmarried parents
- Same-sex divorce
- Spousal support & child support
- Divorce mediation
Residency Requirements for Filing for Divorce in Ohio
To file for divorce in Ohio:
- At least one spouse must have resided in the state for a minimum of 6 months before filing.
- In addition, one spouse must also have lived in the county in which they are filing for divorce for at least 90 days.
Although these residency requirements might seem burdensome, they are actually intended to prevent one spouse from finding a court in a different location that might deliver a more favorable result in the divorce. With any questions, be sure to ask one of our experienced Columbus divorce lawyers.
Grounds for Divorce in Ohio
In Ohio, a couple may choose to file for either a fault-based divorce or a no-fault divorce. Most couples opt for the no-fault divorce.
In this case, you would file for divorce on the grounds that you and your spouse have lived apart for at least one year, or on the grounds you are incompatible. If you and your spouse can agree on every aspect of your divorce, you could end your marriage through dissolution, which often saves a significant amount of time and money.
Alternatively, you could choose to file for divorce on fault-based grounds. This process involves demonstrating to the court that your spouse's misconduct led to the breakdown of your marriage. Of course, your spouse can choose to contest the accusations you have made against him or her.
The divorce process is more contentious and can lead to a protected negotiation or a trial. You need competent, aggressive, experienced attorneys like us if you have a contentious divorce.
The grounds for a fault-based divorce in Ohio include:
- Extreme cruelty
- Failure to provide financial support
- Willful absence for a year or more
- Habitual intoxication
- Fraudulent marital contract
Our Affordable Divorce Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio Can Help
As you begin the process of ending your marriage, it is likely that you have many questions. What will be ordered for custody? How will the marital assets be divided? Can I get spousal support? How is child support determined? Is dissolution right for me? Find answers to these questions and more by contacting an experienced Columbus divorce lawyer at Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A.
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