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You will find more Ohio divorce resources and links to helpful articles and Ohio divorce laws below. You can research the Ohio Code on your own or consult with an Ohio lawyer specializing in Ohio divorce law.

Ohio Divorce Resources:

LAWriter Ohio Laws & Rules
This site contains the exact content of all Ohio state laws and rules, including many divorce and separation related rules. It is a little overwhelming, and its search function is not intuitive, so feel free to plug some of the statute citations from the Ohio Family Law Statutes list below into this webpage if you are interested in a more detailed reading of the statutes themselves. Note: some chapters are VERY long.

Ohio Divorce Courts/County Courts of Common Pleas Directory:
Directory for the Courts of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division (for divorces), for each county in Ohio.

Ohio Court Clerk Directory:
A directory of contact information for every county court clerk in Ohio. While court clerks cannot give you legal advice, you may be able to obtain useful information from the court clerk in your county about divorce procedures and the correct forms to use.

Ohio Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources:
Contact information for Ohio domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, safe houses, and violence prevention programs. Links to Ohio Resources for legal aid, legal forms, Ohio attorney general, law enforcement, child abuse, child support, social services, finding a lawyer, finding a counselor, and more.

Ohio County Child Support Enforcement Agencies:
A directory of job and family services agencies, organized by county. County child support enforcement agencies are listed by county under the acronym CSEA.

Ohio Legal Services:
Site provides public information and resources focused on the civil legal problems facing low-income Ohio residents. Links to legal aid providers and self-help legal information.

Free Advice Divorce Articles:
Common Law Marriages
Dividing Up Property in a Divorce: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
The Divorce Process: From Separation to Final Judgment
Ending a Marriage or Taking a Break
Effect of Premarital Agreements on Divorce
Effect of Divorce on Taxes
Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning/Wills

Ohio Family Law Statutes:

Ohio Legal Separation: Ohio Code Sections 3105.17, 3105.63, 3105.65

Ohio Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: Ohio Code Section 3105.01-3105.02
Residency/Where to File: Ohio Code Sections 3105.03-3105.04
Simplified or Special Procedures: Ohio Code Sections 3105.08, 3105.61, 3105.65
Divorce Mediation: Ohio Code Section 3109.052
Annulment: Ohio Code Sections 3105.31-3105.32

Ohio Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: Ohio Code Sections 3105.171
Spousal Support: Ohio Code Sections 3105.71

Ohio Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: Ohio Code Sections 3105.21, 3109.03-3109.051
Child Support: Ohio Code Sections 3105.71, 3113.217. 3115, 3119

Ohio Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:
Find an experienced Ohio Divorce Attorney at AttorneyPages.com
Find an experienced Ohio Child Support/Custody Lawyer at AttorneyPages.com
How a Family Lawyer Can Help

Ohio Online Divorce Services:

LegalZoom.com – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce.
CompleteCase.com – Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

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