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What factors go into a divorce in Ohio?

If you and your partner have decided that it's time to go your separate ways, there are a lot of potential legal hurdles ahead of you. Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co., L.P.A., can be here to help guide you through the maze of Pennsylvania's divorce litigation.

First of all, you should know about the grounds for divorce. Ohio uses both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce and dissolution. A dissolution does not require any major fault, and you will need to live physically separated from your partner for about a year before further steps are taken. Cases involving fault can be cause for immediate divorce. Reasons for fault include extreme cruelty, habitual drunkenness, or adultery.

Alimony and property division will also be a big factor in any divorce. The more assets you have, the more complex this portion of litigation will likely be. Earning potential, standard of living, and incomes will all go into determining whether or not you owe alimony or will be receiving it. As for housing, if you and your partner cannot come up with an agreement, a judge will divide property up based on what they believe is fair. Coming up with alternative housing plans may therefore be wise.

Knowing what to expect when going into a divorce is one of the best things you can do to help prepare yourself for the difficulties that may follow. If you're curious to read more, you can start at our web page on divorce and dissolution, which can be found linked above.

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