What is a Divorce in Ohio’s courts?
Divorce is the legal termination of a marriage, in which one or more issues must be adjudged by a court. The divorce process is created and defined by the statutes in the Ohio Revised Code. Divorce procedures are further defined by a court’s local rules.
What is the difference between a Divorce and a Dissolution?
A divorce is a matter in which one or more issues must be adjudged by a court, whereas a dissolution is a matter in which the parties have entered into a separation agreement that resolves all necessary legal issues.
What are the legal issues that must be resolved in a Divorce?
The issues that must be resolved depend upon the unique circumstances of each case. In general, important issues include allocation of separate property, allocation of marital property, spousal support, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, and child support.