Preparing Documents for the Dissolution of Your Marriage in Ohio - Part A2

An Ohio divorce can be stressful on many levels. Adhering to the divorce laws in Ohio can be tedious and so can collect all the paperwork you'll need, even if you're seeking a dissolution in Ohio as opposed to a contested divorce.

Dissolution in Ohio is substantially easier than seeking a contested divorce, as you'll likely get your decree faster (within 90 days), you'll pay less and have more control. This doesn't mean you can sit back on the sidelines when it comes to gathering all the documents you'll need.

Luckily, an Ohio divorce attorney can help with this process, as you may not only find it difficult to get the required documents, but you may even struggle with how to go about getting them.

The Documents You'll Need to Collect for Dissolution in Ohio

The benefits of having an Ohio divorce attorney help you with this process are two-fold: for starters, your attorney has experience in cases like yours, so you won't have to worry about failing to follow divorce laws in Ohio. Secondly, your Ohio divorce attorney knows how to get the many documents you'll need for marriage dissolution in Ohio and can assist throughout this process.

Some of the many documents you will work together to gather in order to adhere to divorce laws in Ohio include:

  • marriage certificate;
  • prenuptial agreements;
  • separation agreement (if it is already written);
  • wills;
  • birth certificates (yours and your children's);
  • powers of attorney;
  • paycheck stubs (from the entire year);
  • personal injury or Workers' Comp income;
  • bank statements;
  • investment and retirement documents (401K, IRA, stocks, bonds, etc.);
  • Social Security statements (if applicable);
  • credit card statements;
  • home mortgage paperwork;
  • car loans;
  • other loans (student loans, equity loans, unsecured loans personal loans, etc.);
  • insurance bills;
  • tax information;
  • child care receipts;
  • other bills (utilities, cable bills, etc.);
  • subscriptions;
  • membership or union dues; and
  • healthcare receipts.

While it may seem tempting to let your soon-to-be-ex fend for himself or herself and make them gather the same documents alone, your Ohio divorce attorney will advise you that it will only benefit your case to be cordial in this regard.

Your attorney has seen enough divorce cases to know that sometimes, when you make it difficult for your ex to get the necessary documents, the courts may order you to pay his or her costs as well.


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