Upper Arlington, OH Divorce Lawyer

Upper Arlington, OH Divorce Lawyer

Is it time to end your marriage? Feeling overwhelmed by all the unknowns of the legal side of divorce? It’s understandable to feel hesitant – Ohio has some of the most complex divorce laws in the U.S. You might be wondering whether divorce or dissolution is right for your situation, or whether you should file for a fault-based or no-fault divorce. There are a lot of decisions you have to make in the very near future, but our dedicated Upper Arlington divorce lawyer can provide the clarity you need to make the choices that will benefit you and your family most.

Mrs. Dailey has 20 years of legal experience and truly cares about the outcome of your divorce. She knows how much of your future will be affected by the way your divorce is resolved, which is why she takes extra care to tailor each step and every strategy to your unique goals. Call today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about how Dailey Law Offices can help you end your marriage efficiently and intelligently.

Upper Arlington Divorce Lawyer

Legal Grounds For Divorce In Ohio 

Couples who are in agreement on pursuing a divorce can file for a no-fault divorce and do not need to prove their incompatibility with evidence for it to be granted. However, if one spouse files and the other does not want the divorce, it is considered a fault-based divorce, and one of the following grounds for divorce in Ohio must be proven to a court:

  • Either spouse was already married at the time of the marriage
  • The non-filing spouse willingly left for at least a year
  • Adultery
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Fraudulent contract
  • Gross neglect of marital duty
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • The non-filing spouse is serving a prison sentence at the time the divorce was filed
  • The other spouse divorced the filing spouse in another state
  • Incompatibility, and
  • Lack of cohabitation between the spouses for at least a year.

Only one of the possible grounds for divorce needs to be proven in order for it to be granted, so it can be helpful to list more than one, if applicable. Our skilled Upper Arlington divorce lawyer can help you determine which type of divorce you should file for based on your circumstances.

Grounds For Spousal Support And Child Support

Generally, if one spouse has a substantially higher income, they will end up paying some sort of support obligation. When it comes to spousal support, it’s possible for a spouse to request temporary support while divorce proceedings take place, in addition to requesting support following the termination of the marriage. A judge will consider several factors in their decision, including:

  • Each spouse’s income, including the property awarded in the division of the marital assets
  • Each spouse’s financial earning ability
  • Each spouse’s retirement benefits
  • The length of the marriage
  • The standard of living the couple experienced during the marriage
  • And more.

When it comes to child support, both parents are responsible for the financial support of their shared children, though the non-custodial parent (one that does not have primary physical custody) will likely have to make payments to the other. Again, a judge will consider several factors in their decision, including:

  • The special needs of the children
  • Whether the children have financial resources and earning ability
  • The standard of living the children experienced during the marriage
  • Whether a parent covers expenses like education, lessons, extra-curricular activities, or health insurance
  • And more.

Though our adept Upper Arlington divorce lawyer will always defend your best interests, as well as those of your children (if you have them), we will be honest with you about your chances in front of a judge. If one of your objectives isn’t realistic, we will help you consider alternatives and a different course of action.

Advantages Of Choosing Our Skilled Upper Arlington Divorce Lawyer

Divorce law is incredibly complex, and the experience of divorce can be extremely emotional. When combined, these factors greatly increase your potential for committing critical mistakes, which is why you need our attentive Upper Arlington divorce lawyer by your side each step of the way. Call today to schedule your free consultation and discover your next steps for moving into a brighter future!

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