How No-Fault and Fault Based Divorces Work in Ohio

No-fault and fault divorces work differently in Ohio. Either way, it’s a good idea to hire a divorce attorney to help you.

When you’re getting divorced in Ohio, you can choose between a no-fault and a fault divorce. By learning the differences between the two and how they work in Ohio, you can decide which one to file for when you’re ready to start the divorce process.

Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce

Ohio recognizes two kinds of divorce: fault and no fault. With fault, one spouse did something wrong, such as adultery, extreme cruelty, habitual drunkenness, or gross neglect of duty. If you’re filing for a fault divorce, then you’ll have to provide evidence that what you’re claiming about your spouse is true.

With no fault, nobody did anything wrong – perhaps there were simply irreconcilable differences. You’ll just both have to agree that you are incompatible and tell it to the court. Keep in mind that the grounds for divorce will have no effect on how key issues in the divorce, like the division of assets and property or child support, are decided.

Once you decide which type of grounds for divorce you’re going to file for, you’ll then have to figure out if your divorce is contested or uncontested.

Contested and Uncontested Divorces

A contested divorce is one that involves two spouses that do not agree on the terms of their divorce. An uncontested divorce is one where the two spouses do agree on the terms of their divorce. These terms include the division of assets and property, spousal support, child custody, and child support.

Get in Touch With Richard P. Arthur

Richard P. Arthur, Attorney at Law, can help you file a no-fault or fault divorce in Ohio. You can call 937-254-3738 for a consultation. He has more than three decades of experience helping clients in Dayton and Trotwood, as well as Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Clark, and Warren counties.