[Based on Ohio Revised Code Section 3105.171]ALIMONY/MAINTENANCE/SPOUSAL SUPPORT: The court of common pleas may award reasonable spousal support to either party.
In determining whether spousal support is appropriate and reasonable, and in determining the nature, amount, and terms of payment, and duration of spousal support, which is payable either in gross or in installments, the court shall consider all of the following factors:[Based on Ohio Revised Code Section 3105.18]SPOUSE' S NAME: When a divorce is granted the court of common pleas shall, if the person so desires, restore any name that the person had before the marriage.
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RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS AND WHERE TO FILE: To file for a divorce or annulment, the plaintiff must be a resident for at least six months prior to filing.
The court of common pleas has jurisdiction of all domestic relations matters, and all actions for divorce and annulment shall be brought in the proper county.
[Based on Ohio Revised Code Section 3105.0.03]LEGAL GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE: A divorce may be granted for the following causes: [Based on Ohio Revised Code Section 3105.01]LEGAL SEPARATION: The court of common pleas may grant legal separation on the same grounds as for divorce.
A husband and wife cannot, by any contract with each other, alter their legal relations, except that they may agree to an immediate separation and make provisions for the support of either of them and their children during the separation.
[Based on Ohio Revised Code Section 3103..17]SPECIAL DIVORCE PROCEDURES: At any time after thirty days from the service of summons or first publication of notice in an action for divorce, annulment, or legal separation, or at any time after the filing of a petition for dissolution of marriage, the court of common pleas, upon its own motion or the motion of one of the parties, may order the parties to undergo conciliation for the period of time not exceeding ninety days as the court specifies, and, if children are involved in the proceeding, the court may order the parties to take part in family counseling during the course of the proceeding or for any reasonable period of time as directed by the court.
No action for divorce, annulment, or legal separation, in which conciliation or family counseling has been ordered, shall be heard or decided until the conciliation or family counseling has concluded and been reported to the court.
[Based on Ohio Revised Code Section 3105.091]PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION: Ohio is an equitable distribution state, meaning that the marital estate shall be divided equitably.
In making a division of marital property, the court shall consider all of the following factors: Separate property not subject to property division includes inheritances, property owned before the marriage, passive income or appreciation acquired from separate property during the marriage, property acquired after a legal separation, property excluded by an antenuptial agreement, personal injury awards, and gifts given to only one spouse.