Dating before divorce is final in ohio
This is a very important question that requires careful consideration of all of the facts and circumstances surrounding your decision to end your marriage. Our attorneys are here to help you learn more about your options and understand what it means to file for a no-fault or fault-based divorce.If you file (or your spouse files) for a fault-based divorce, a finding of fault can impact issues including property division, alimony, and child custody.If you and your spouse are able to work together but have incompatible goals regarding child custody, property division, or other matters relating to your divorce, mediation may be a good option.With mediation, you and your spouse will work with a neutral “mediator” who can employ proven strategies to help you and your spouse come to terms.In addition, if any issue in your divorce starts to look like it might possibly end up going to court, you will likely have to hire a separate attorney anyway.If your spouse isn’t willing to cooperate, you may ultimately have no choice but to pursue a divorce in court.It can also indirectly impact child custody rights, as the court may find that living with a parent who committed adultery or spent time in prison for a crime may not be in the best interests of the child. Supreme Court’s decision in No, Ohio is not a community property state.To file for divorce in Ohio, you must be legally married, and you must have lived in the state for at least six months. Instead, division of property in a divorce under Ohio law is subject to a rule known as, “equitable distribution.”The concept of “community property” has largely fallen out of favor in the United States.
In a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse will agree up front not to go to court, and you will work closely with your attorneys and subject-matter experts to come to an amicable resolution on all of the key aspects of your divorce.While it is technically possible to have one attorney represent both spouses in a divorce, we generally don’t recommend it.In most divorces, there are just too many conflicts for both spouses to have the same legal counsel.Which option is best for you will depend on the unique circumstances involved in your divorce.To get help with your decision, we encourage you to contact us for a confidential consultation.