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Ohio Laws on Divorce
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 3105.01
Grounds for Divorce. You must allege at least one of these grounds for divorce in your initial complaint.
Oh. Rev. Code Sec.3105.03
The plaintiff in actions for divorce shall have been a resident of the state at least six months immediately before filing the complaint.
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 3105.04
Residence of spouse. The defendant does not need to be a resident of Ohio.
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 3105.06
If the residence of a defendant in an action for divorce is unknown, notice of the pendency of the action shall be given by publication as provided by the Rules of Civil Procedure. See the official form in the forms box.
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 3105.17
Either party to the marriage may file a complaint for divorce and when filed the other may file a counterclaim for divorce The court of common pleas may grant divorces for the causes set forth in section 3105.01 of the Revised Code. Access the form for a counterclaim to a divorce in the forms box.
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 3105.171
In divorce proceedings, the court shall determine what constitutes marital property and what constitutes separate property.
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 3125.05
Child Support Enforcement Agency to collect spousal support.
Oh. Rev. Code Sec. 3109.07
An appeal to the court of appeals may be had pursuant to the Rules of Appellate Procedure and, to the extent not in conflict with those rules, Chapter 2505. of the Revised Code.
Ohio Laws on Child Custody
Ohio Laws on Child Support
Rules of Court
Ohio Rule of CIvil Procedure 3
Rule 3(B)(1) allows for a divorce in the county where the defendant resides. Rule 3(B)(9) allows for a divorce in the county where the plaintiff has been a resident for at least 90 days immediately preceding the filing of the complaint.