Understanding Divorce In Ohio

At times, divorcing parties can resolve their differences amicably. In other situations, conflicts become prolonged, unhealthy and ultimately indefensible.

In Ohio, divorce is categorized into several areas:

  • Fault-based divorce, in which one party files for divorce and alleges fault on the part of the other based on certain grounds
  • Uncontested, where both parties allege no fault and are able to finalize a harmonious agreement without direction from the court or a situation where fault exists, but one party fails to agree initially or respond to the complaint
  • Contested divorce, in which both parties come to an impasse regarding certain issues pertaining to the marriage and the matters are presented to and ultimately determined by a judge

Divorce Involving Military Personnel

It's also important to note the differences in handling a divorce when active military personnel are involved. There are intricate rules involving residency requirements and division of military pensions, among other requisites.

Determining which class and rules apply to you will depend on your unique situation.

Contact Our Office To Find Out Which Situation Applies To You

If you are facing a divorce or considering filing, hiring the right lawyer knowledgeable in this area of law is vital. At Hartley Law Office, LLC, our leading attorney, Aaron Hartley, has helped many people throughout Dayton and Montgomery County file for divorce. He also possesses unique experience representing divorces involving business owners.

Schedule an appointment with our office to discuss the options in greater detail. Call 937-684-9271 or send us an email.

We also assist with other family law matters involving custody and rights pertaining to fathers and grandparents.

"Aaron represented me in my divorce case, and from the start, I knew he had my best interests at heart. He worked hard to make sure that my divorce and settlement were fair and was professional during the entire process. He also related to me on a personal level, which made me feel that I wasn't just 'another client'; he was available to talk to me personally any time I needed him or had any questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking a divorce attorney." — Beverly