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What is necessary in order to file for and obtain a divorce in Ohio?

To file for and obtain a divorce in Ohio, at least one of the parties must have been a resident of the State of Ohio for at least six (6) months immediately prior to the filing of the complaint. Grounds for divorce must also be present; there are many statutory grounds for divorce, one of which is simply “incompatibility” of the parties.

You must file for divorce in your county of residence, and only are permitted to do so after residing there for at least three (3) months. If, however, you and your spouse decide to file a dissolution instead of a divorce, you are not precluded from filing in any county, even in one where neither party resides.

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