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The end of a marriage is never easy, even if both parties agree to the break-up. In addition to claims of infidelity or mistreatment, there are often disputes over issues concerning children, property, and assets. At the Comunale Law Office, our Dayton divorce attorneys understand the drastic changes and difficulties you may be facing. Divorce affects nearly every area of your life, including relationships with friends and family members. At a time like this you need a strong legal advocate working on your behalf, defending your rights while ensuring your best interests are protected. 

Grounds for Divorce In Ohio

Under Section 3105.01 of the Ohio Revised Code, there are specific grounds under which a partner may sue for divorce from their spouse:

  • Bigamy, or having more than one spouse;
  • Willful abandonment by one of the parties for a period of one year or more;
  • Adultery;
  • Extreme cruelty;
  • Fraudulent contract, in which deception was used to get you to enter into the marriage;
  • Gross neglect of the typical duties of a spouse;
  • Habitual drunkenness;
  • Spousal imprisonment in a state or federal criminal institution;
  • Procurement of a divorce from outside the state;
  • On the application of either party, when the couple in question has been separated for a period of one year or more;
  • On the grounds of mutual incompatibility.

In order to obtain a judgment for divorce on fault grounds, the spouse who has accused his or her partner of the offending behavior is required to provide some form of proof to substantiate the claim. In cases where the partners have been willingly separated for a year or more, proof of separate residence is required.  

Protecting Your Rights In Ohio Divorce Proceedings

While an attorney is not required to obtain a divorce in Ohio, proving fault grounds, negotiating property and asset distribution, and filing or defending claims for spousal support all benefit from the help of a trusted legal professional. In addition to drafting and filing the legal documents required to obtain a divorce, your attorney can help ensure your rights are protected in the following matters:

Distribution of Marital Property

While it is not uncommon in divorce proceedings for one spouse to attempt to hide assets from the other, Ohio laws concerning distribution of marital property provide serious penalties for spouses that attempt to do so. Our Dayton divorce attorneys have the legal knowledge and experience to help uncover hidden assets ensuring you get the property settlement amount you deserve.

Spousal Support and Alimony

Issues involving spousal support and payments of alimony are among the most hotly contested in the family court, and have the potential to impact your life both now and in the years to come. Under section 3105.18 of the Ohio Code, the court is authorized to consider marital misconduct when deciding if and how much of this type of support should be awarded.

Get the Trusted Legal Representation You Need

If you or someone you care about is facing the break-up of a marriage and is contemplating a divorce, contact the Comunale Law Office. Our Dayton divorce attorneys provide the trusted legal representation you need when dealing with potentially complicated legal proceedings which have the potential to impact your life, both now and in the future. For advice and assistance from an attorney with a proven track record of getting results, call or contact our office online today to schedule a confidential case consultation.

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