Divorce FAQs

Divorce Attorney in North Canton, OH

At Fout Law, you can count on us to provide the trusted legal guidance and professional representation you need when getting a divorce. Our experienced Ohio divorce attorneys serve clients in Canton and the surrounding communities. The following provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about divorce.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Divorce in Ohio

If you are going through a divorce, it is important to know that you are not alone. According to statistics from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), roughly 34,000 people file for divorce throughout the state each year. Here are the answers to the most common questions:

What are the Grounds for Divorce in Ohio?

Under the Ohio Revised Code, there are eight specific fault grounds for divorce:

  • Your spouse already had a husband or wife living at the time of your marriage;
  • One party willfully abandoned the other for over a year;
  • One or both spouses committed adultery;
  • One of the parties is guilty of extreme cruelty;
  • You entered the marriage under a fraudulent basis;
  • There was gross neglect of marital duty;
  • One of the spouses engaged in habitual drunkenness;
  • Your spouse is currently imprisoned in a state or federal correctional institution.
What is a ‘No-Fault’ Divorce?

You are entitled to file for a divorce on any of the above grounds, as well as in cases of irreconcilable differences. This means that the marriage is broken with no hope of repair. If the couple is otherwise on amicable terms, they may wish to file a no-fault divorce.

What are My Rights in Regards to the Family Home and Other Property?

All property and assets earned or otherwise acquired during your marriage must be divided between the parties on an equitable basis during a divorce. This means that rather than splitting everything 50/50, the judge will consider factors such as the length of the marriage, each spouse’s contributions, and the individual income or assets they possess in determining a settlement.

Am I Entitled to Spousal Support as Part of My Divorce Settlement?

Spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, may be awarded in cases where one spouse makes considerably less than the other or sacrificed their own career for the sake of the marriage.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in Ohio?

At Fout Law, our goal is to resolve your divorce case in the most efficient and effective manner possible. To request a consultation, call or contact our Ohio divorce attorney online today.

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