Comprehensive advice from a knowledgeable Dayton divorce lawyerCouples who wish
to end their marriage in Ohio must meet residency requirements and follow certain processes outlined
in the Ohio domestic relations code. Once you have met the preliminary requirements, you may choose
to file for a dissolution, a separation or a divorce. Ohio has two types of divorce available
— a contested divorce and an uncontested divorce.
Contested divorces occur when spouses do not agree on key issues and terms, such as the
division of property and debts, spousal support, child support and custody. Contested divorces can
be costly and emotionally draining events that drag on for months or years.
Uncontested divorcesAlso referred to as a non-contested divorce or a no-fault
divorce, an uncontested divorce is filed by one party on the grounds that the spouses are
incompatible. While a couple filing for an uncontested divorce may have disagreements, they are able
to solve them without going to court. Uncontested divorces tend to be less expensive and often take
much less time than contested divorces.
A note on marriage
dissolutionsIn Ohio, marriage dissolutions follow different legal procedures than divorces.
When you agree to dissolve your marriage, you and your spouse waive the standard service of process
with complaints and affidavits. You reach an amicable agreement regarding how to divide property,
who will pay child support, who will have primary custody, and whether any spousal support will be
paid on a temporary or permanent basis.
Get help from Dayton divorce attorney
Anne Catherine HarveyIf you are looking for a divorce attorney in Dayton or the nearby area, Anne
Catherine Harvey, LLC may be the right law firm for you. Anne has more than 25 years of experience
practicing law and is a devoted advocate for clients’ rights during divorce and family law
matters. Contact her law office online or at 937.528.1842 to speak to Anne about divorce or marriage
dissolution in Ohio. She serves clients throughout southwest Ohio, including Montgomery, Greene,
Warren and Clark counties.