Divorce Law Firm in Hilliard
Divorce is the most common method of terminating a marriage. A divorce can be contested or uncontested.
In a contested divorce, the court assists the couple in issues surrounding the termination of the marriage such as the division of assets and debts, issues surrounding child support and custody, and spousal support if necessary. A complaint is filed by the Plaintiff and most generally an answer and counterclaim are filed by the defendant, thus initiating an adversarial civil matter.
In an uncontested divorce, the court grants the complaining party a divorce on the basis of their complaint, when either the opposing party doesn’t answer the complaint or does not contest what is set forth in the complaint.
Our Hilliard divorce law firm can help you to handle many different aspects of your divorce settlement, including:
- Child support
- Child custody and visitation
- Legal Separation
- Grandparent’s Rights
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements
- Post-Decree Modifications
- Stepparents Adoptions
What is Dissolution?
Dissolution is another method of terminating a marriage. In order for a dissolution to be granted both parties must be in agreement on every aspect of the dissolution. In many instances, only one attorney is involved in a dissolution and may only represent one party. Dissolutions are quicker and much cheaper than divorces.
Most of the final dissolution hearings of our family law clients are held at Dailey Law Offices and presided over by a private judge. If you are divorcing in Franklin County, we would be happy to assist you.
Grounds for Divorce in Ohio
Ohio allows for both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce in the state.
A no-fault divorce in Ohio is called a “dissolution of marriage”. A no-fault divorce is based on the fact that the couple is no longer compatible, not because of any particular fault of either spouse. For a couple to file for a no-fault divorce, they must first live separate for at least one year.
A spouse can also file for divorce based on one of the following fault-based grounds:
- The other spouse already had a living spouse at the time of their marriage
- The other spouse has been willfully absent for one year or more
- Gross negligence
- Habitual drunk
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