Divorce Attorneys in Columbus
Providing the Representation You Deserve
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 certificate of divorce. You and your spouse will need to work through a variety of issues, and often this leads to disagreements that can only be resolved by a judge.
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 you deserve. Whether you have children in the home or not, and regardless of whether you have minimal property to divide or will be going through a high-asset divorce, our board certified family law specialists can provide the representation you need. We have already helped numerous clients obtain successful outcomes in their divorce, and we are prepared to do the same for you.
Call our knowledgeable divorce attorneys at (614) 412-3943 today to schedule your confidential consultation.
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 that might deliver a more favorable result in the divorce.
Grounds for Divorce
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 due to incompatibility. 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 whole process is more contentious and often results in a long-lasting courtroom battle and higher legal fees. Typically, only those who do not meet the no-fault requirements will go through a fault-based divorce.
The grounds for a fault-based divorce include:
- Extreme cruelty
- Failure to provide financial support
- Willful absence for a year or more
- Habitual intoxication
- Fraudulent marital contract
Do You Have Questions about Your Divorce?
As you begin the process of ending your marriage, it is likely that you have many questions. How is child support determined? Will I get custody of my child? Can I get spousal support? How will the marital assets be divided? Is dissolution right for me? Find answers to these questions and more by contacting a member of our team at Friedman & Mirman Co., L.P.A.
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