Ohio Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Ohio
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Ohio. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Ohio online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Ohio are as follows:

  • The plaintiff shall have been a resident of the state at least six months immediately before filing the complaint
  • Actions for legal separation shall be brought in the proper county for commencement of actions pursuant to the Rules of Civil Procedure

  • (Ohio Code - Sections: 3105.03)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Ohio:

  • No Fault (Dissolution of Marriage):
    • Lived separate and apart without cohabitation for one year
    • Incompatibility
  • Fault (Divorce):
    • Either party had a husband or wife living at the time of the marriage from which the divorce is sought
    • Willful abandonment for one year
    • Adultery
    • Extreme cruelty
    • Fraudulent contract
    • Any gross neglect of duty
    • Habitual drunkenness or drug abuse
    • Imprisonment

    (Ohio Code - Sections: 3105.01)

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