Divorce Lawyer in Ohio

If you are looking to end your marriage, you should learn what legal options are available for doing so. Most people think divorce is the only way to end a marriage in Ohio, but that is not necessarily true.

Talk to a lawyer from Graham & Associates Law Offices, LLC, to learn which option is best for you. Contact an Ohio divorce lawyer to learn how we can help.

Ending a Marriage in Ohio

  • Divorce — In Ohio, it is necessary to show fault to obtain a divorce. Some of the grounds for divorce in Ohio are adultery, habitual drunkenness or drug abuse, imprisonment, extreme cruelty, fraudulent contact, and gross neglect of duty. Individuals may get a divorce without showing grounds if they have been living separate and apart for a year or more.
  • Dissolution of marriage — When seeking to dissolve a marriage in Ohio, it is not necessary to show fault grounds. Before going to court, the couple must agree on all applicable legal matters, including child custody, visitation, spousal support, etc. Dissolution of marriage is often a more cost-effective way to end a marriage than traditional divorce.
  • Legal separation — When a couple is legally separated, they are technically still married, but living apart. However, it is possible to obtain court orders — when legally separated — to address child custody, property division and spousal support.
  • Annulments — An annulment is a legal procedure that, once complete, declares a marriage a legal nullity. There are specific grounds for annulment, including marrying an underage spouse, mental incompetence, marriage by force or coercion, and more.

Contact an Akron, Canton, Youngstown Separation Attorney

Call us toll free at 866-529-9010 or contact a Cleveland family law attorney online to learn more about options for ending a marriage in Ohio. Weekend and evening hours are available by appointment. Payment plans are often available.