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Where to File Your Divorce or Dissolution: A Guide for Ohio Residents

One of the most common questions we receive from potential clients in Ohio revolves around where to file for divorce or dissolution. It's a crucial decision that can have a significant impact on your case. In this blog post, we aim to provide some basic information on this topic to help you navigate the process.


Destination Wedding Dilemma: Do You Have to Return?

A common misconception is that couples who had a destination wedding must return to the location where they tied the knot to get divorced. Thankfully, this isn't the case. There's no legal requirement for you to terminate your marriage in the place where you were married. You can file for divorce or dissolution in the county where either you or your spouse currently reside.


Living in Different Cities: Where to File?

If you and your spouse live in different cities within Ohio, the key factor to consider is residency. In Ohio, you must meet the following residency requirements:

  • You must have lived in the state of Ohio for at least six months before filing for divorce or dissolution.

  • You must have resided in the county where you wish to file for at least 90 days immediately preceding your filing.

If both you and your spouse meet these requirements, you have the flexibility to file in either the county where you currently live or the county where your spouse resides. It's essential to consult with an attorney to determine the most strategic choice based on your specific circumstances.


Consult with an Experienced Attorney

Navigating the legal intricacies of divorce and dissolution can be challenging. Our experienced attorneys at Wood & Long, LLC provide guidance and representation tailored to your specific needs.


Give our office a call at (614) 567-3031 to schedule your initial consultation. We'll work with you to understand your circumstances and provide the legal support you require. Remember, making the right choices at the beginning can greatly influence the outcome of your case, so don't hesitate to reach out.

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