Risks of Do-It-Yourself Divorce in Ohio, Especially in a Contested Divorce (Part A)

The challenges of your divorce in Ohio may seem never-ending and more complex than you imagined. While preparing to end your marriage, you should understand the divorce laws in Ohio before you attempt a do-it-yourself divorce in Ohio.

Every divorce case is not the same and, whether or not you even have a reasonable divorce case starts with the divorce laws in the state you reside in.

The First Step in a Divorce


First of all, you should understand the grounds for a divorce in Ohio which include:

    • Adultery: your spouse voluntarily was involved in sexual activity with another person while you were married.
    • Gross neglect: your spouse is incapable or unwilling to support you and your family.
    • Bigamy: your spouse is found to be legally married to someone else while married to you.
    • Spouse absence: your spouse has been living elsewhere for at least a year.
    • Abuse: your spouse verbally or physically attacks you and/or your family.
    • Misrepresentation: your spouse fails to commit to promises he/she made to you before your marriage and/or you find your spouse to be illegally misrepresenting him/herself.
    • Alcoholism: your spouse is an alcoholic or abuses alcohol to the point of affecting your life and marriage.
    • Imprisonment: your spouse is incarcerated.
    • Incompatibility: there are differences that you and your spouse can't agree upon.

Considering the complex divorce laws in Ohio, a do-it-yourself divorce in Ohio may be even more confusing, complicated, and frustrating. It is often necessary to seek the help of an attorney for cases that involve child custody and complicated issues of property division.

A divorce attorney in Delaware, Ohio will help you through the process of filing for a divorce and fighting for a fair divorce settlement.


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