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What Is Required To File For Divorce In The State Of Ohio?

In addition to all of the emotions involved during a divorce, there are practical considerations such as what is required to initiate a divorce filing.

To file for divorce in the State of Ohio, the Plaintiff must have resided in Ohio for at least six months. Individual counties within Ohio also have residency requirements. Other factors may also influence which county is the most appropriate place for you to file. Your attorney will consider all of the relevant factors and will help you determine which county is the proper venue for your case.

While Ohio is generally considered a “no-fault” state, grounds for a divorce must still be declared in the Complaint for Divorce. Ground that may be declared include incompatibility, extreme cruelty, gross neglect of duty and adultery.