While making the decision to end your marriage is never easy, you may be surprised to discover how straightforward the divorce process can be. Taking the first steps to get divorced in Ohio is as simple as filling out the required divorce papers and filing them with your county clerk. Granted, getting the divorce finalized by the court may take some time – especially if you and your spouse are not in agreement on everything. If you are struggling to come to equitable divorce terms with your spouse divorce mediation may help, or in more involved circumstances, a divorce attorney might be the right path to take.. Whichever direction you go the sooner you begin, the sooner the court can finalize the divorce.
The following information will help you understand the basics of divorce in the state of Ohio. With this information, you can begin to take the necessary steps to fill out your divorce papers and get started on your divorce.
From 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the divorce rate in Ohio is 3.4 for every 1,000 residents. The state had a divorce rate of 4.7 for every 1,000 residents in 1990, but the rate has declined over the years to its current number. This figure places the state of Ohio in the middle compared to other states in the U.S.
The state of Ohio is what is referred to as a mixed state, meaning that it allows for both fault-based and no-fault divorces. In a fault-based divorce, you must prove that your spouse did something that led to the divorce based on ground accepted by the state. Ohio offers a number of grounds for divorce, including adultery, extreme cruelty and habitual drunkenness. Fault-based divorces are not a popular type of divorce anymore, as they are often longer, more expensive and require bringing up embarrassing details about the marriage.
A no-fault divorce is the primary type of divorce today, where you choose one of the two grounds for no-fault divorce allowed by Ohio – incompatibility or living apart for at least one year. Ohio allows one other type of no-fault divorce, where both spouses agree on all aspects of the divorce, including property division and child-related issues. Ohio refers to this type of divorce as a “dissolution of marriage”. It is the quickest and least expensive type of divorce in the state. Ohio requires that you or your spouse have lived in the state for six months before filing for divorce. It also requires that you or your spouse have resided in the county where you file for divorce for at least 90 days.
Although the specific divorce forms you will use in your case will vary based on your circumstances, there are a few forms that are used in every divorce. These include a “Case Designation Sheet”, “Instructions for Service” and a “Complaint for Divorce”. If you and your spouse have children, you will also need to complete a “Parenting Proceeding Affidavit”.
If you and your spouse are in agreement on all issues and want to pursue a dissolution of marriage, you will need to complete a number of other forms, as the court will want all your information up front to expedite the divorce process. In addition to the “Case Designation Sheet”, you will need to complete a “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage”, a “Settlement Agreement” and a “Financial Disclosure Statement”. If you have children you will need to complete several additional forms as well.
Ohio Legal Services provides some helpful information for those interested in divorce on its website, as well as some of the forms listed above for downloading and completing on your own. It is advisable to read the Q&A section of the site to educate yourself on the divorce process in Ohio. The better informed you are, the better you can protect yourself during the sometimes stressful divorce process.
If you feel overwhelmed as you review all the possible Ohio divorce papers and legal requirements for divorce, you are not alone. Unless you have legal training, the divorce process can be intimidating and confusing. Many people find it helpful to get their Ohio divorce papers online from CompleteCase.com precisely for this reason. At CompleteCase.com, you will be guided through the divorce form selection and completion process. You will know that you are filling out the right documents in the correct way, ensuring that you will avoid any unnecessary delays to your divorce.
Once you have finally completed the required documents, the next step is to file your Ohio divorce papers in the county where you or your spouse resides. Ohio Legal Services provides a helpful court location tool where you can enter your county or zip code and find out which court you are supposed to file at.
It is always a good idea to call ahead and verify that you are bringing all of the correct documents to the county clerk, along with a form of payment that the court accepts to pay the state filing fee. You will want to make at least two additional copies of your divorce documents, one to keep for your records and one to serve to your spouse. If you are filing a dissolution of marriage, you will not need to serve your spouse, as you are both signing the documents and filing jointly.
If you have not filed a dissolution of marriage together with your spouse, you will need to serve a copy of the divorce papers to your spouse as soon as you have filed with the county. Ohio allows you to serve your spouse in several ways, including:
Sheriff's Deputy – You pay a fee to the local sheriff's office to have a deputy serve your spouse.
Private Process Server – This option usually costs more than hiring a sheriff's deputy, but it can be faster. Usually private process server will also make several attempts to serve the documents, where a deputy will only make one attempt.
Certified or Registered Mail – If you believe that your spouse will be cooperative, you can mail copies of the divorce documents. You need to file proof that the forms were delivered with the court.
By Publication – If you cannot locate your spouse, you can ask the court for permission to publish the divorce in the local paper. This is the most expensive option, so should only be a last resort.
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By Deborah Sharp, USA TODAY
Couples can find a mate, fill out a bridal registry and plan a honeymoon on the computer. Now they can also divorce online.
A Web site started last year by a Seattle attorney gives the unhappily wed in Washington, California, Florida and New York the option of dissolving their marriages online. Texas is next, and several other states are being considered.
The site is the latest twist in a do-it-yourself trend. Changing trends in the USA Average age of first marriage Divorce year male female Divorced Americans Divorces granted 1970 23.2 20.8 4.3 million 0.7 million 2000 26.8 25.1 19.9 million 1.2 million Sources: U.S. Census; National Center for Health Statistics
No national figures exist on self-representation. But some experts estimate that as many as half of 1.2 million couples divorcing annually in the USA do so without a lawyer representing at least one of the parties.
The Web site, www.completecase.com, differs from the many self-help sites offering advice, referrals or downloads of documents needed to file for divorce in a particular state.
For $249, the Web site prompts couples with questions on everything from dividing financial assets to deciding where the kids celebrate birthdays. The software then uses their answers to fill out the documents that a couple can download and submit to a court.
Requirements vary by locale as to whether a couple must show up in court or can mail in or fax their divorce filing. But in all cases, a judge must still sign the order ending a marriage.
Randy Finney, a family law attorney for 11 years and the founder of the Web site, says it was designed for uncontested divorces. It's not for couples with convoluted finances or for those fighting over child custody and who gets the dog.
"The decision to get a divorce comes way before the decision about how to get a divorce," says Finney, 35, who is happily married. "I don't think anyone takes their wedding vows so frivolously that they're going to get a divorce just because they can do it for $249."
Not everyone is thrilled with the notion of cyber-divorce.
Judges and lawyers fret that couples who use the Web site may believe they've had legal counsel when they haven't. And leaders in the movement to save marriages complain that point-and-click divorce further undermines the institution's supposed sanctity.
"I can only think of one use of the Internet that's worse and that's pornography," says Dennis Rainey, executive director of FamilyLife, a religious group based in Little Rock. "We're trying to do all we can to call people to keep their wedding vows."
FamilyLife has joined with 30 other organizations since 1999 in drawing 175,000 spouses nationwide to "I Still Do" ceremonies that affirm marriage.
Despite the marriage celebrations, about one-fifth of American men and women have been divorced at least once.
A study released last month by the U.S. Census shows about 90% of Americans will marry at some point. For men, 54% married just once. For women, 60%. Serial marriage is rare: Only 3% of Americans have married three times or more; 13% have married twice.
Finney estimates his Web site has helped 1,000 couples unhitch. Stacey Kiss of Seattle is among those who traveled to virtual Splitsville. The self-described "Internet junkie" says it took her and her husband of seven years about three hours one night to click through the Web site's detailed questions.
"We never got along on anything through our entire marriage, but we still managed to come to an agreement," says Kiss, 36, a hospital business-services manager. "Why drag it out and make it complicated?"
She says the online split was cheaper and easier than her first, traditional divorce. Now single, Kiss says she's comfortable with dot-com divorce, but she draws the line at cyber-dating.
"I like surfing the Web," she says, "but not for men."
Ernesto Gomez and his wife Blanca had been planning to get a divorce for three years. They had already separated and worked out custody and child support for their two kids. But they had stalled on filing because they didn't want to deal with the hassle and expense. Hiring a lawyer, they were told, would cost at least $1,500. Using a free service offered by the court would involve numerous meetings spread out over several weeks.
So when Gomez heard an ad on the radio for a service called completecase.com that would let him fill out the paperwork online for just $249, he decided to give it a try. Four days after he logged onto the site, he had the papers completed and filed in court. "CompleteCase gives you step-by-step instructions. You can't miss anything," says Gomez, a distribution-center manager in Miami.
Gomez is not the only one turning to the Internet to simplify the process. Other services, like divorcewizards. com and divorcesyourself.com also offer quickie online divorce kits, usually for $300 or less. No lawyer is involved unless a client chooses to pay extra for a consultation by phone or e-mail.
Brian Lee, president of legalzoom.com says his site has handled more than 30,000 divorces since its launch in 2001. Though people still have to convey their forms to the court, the process of filling out the paperwork can take less than an hour, thanks to simple online questionnaires that hand-hold customers through the process.
Online divorce is not an option if the couple can't agree on the terms. Even when they can, not everyone thinks it's a good idea. "Instant divorce is the last thing we need," says Mike McManus, president of the marriage advocacy group Marriage Savers. Instead of a divorce, McManus says, couples often just need time to cool off before working out their differences.
Still, such services are spreading. Utah and California offer do-it-yourself sites that let you fill the forms out online (for $20 at utcourts.gov/how to; free at www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp) Traffic on the California site rose from 6,800 page views in May 2002 to nearly 17,000 in May 2003. --By Anita Hamilton
The Los Angeles Times; Los Angeles, Calif.; Nov 19, 2001; MARTIN MILLER;
Abstract: Californians can legally split from their spouses over the Web site http://www.completecase.com and never have to set foot in a courthouse or lawyer's office. Legal papers can be completed within anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the complexity of the split, according to Randolph Finney, a Seattle-based family law attorney who founded the site.
For Californians, once the judge signs the documents, they are "legally binding and enforceable," says Finney, but per state law the divorce doesn't become finalized for six months.
Full Text: (Copyright, The Times Mirror Company; Los Angeles Times 2001 All rights reserved)
The circle of online life is now complete. You can date online; you can marry online; and now you can divorce online.
Californians can legally split from their spouses over the Web site http://www.completecase.com and never have to set foot in a courthouse or lawyer's office. Legal papers can be completed within anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the complexity of the split, according to Randolph Finney, a Seattle-based family law attorney who founded the site.
For a flat fee of $249, the site walks divorcing couples step-by- step through such issues as community property and calculating child support payments. When the online form is completed, the applicant simply signs the papers and mails them to the courthouse.
But it's not for everyone. It works only for those couples who are parting amicably and filing for an uncontested divorce. "If you can't agree on who gets the kids, our site is not for you," says Finney, a married 35-year-old.
The site debuted earlier this year, but only to residents of Washington state. Last month, California was added, and soon Florida, New York and Oregon are expected to be added. So far, the site has helped process hundreds of divorces, says Finney.
The site has drawn critics who denounce the online divorce as yet another blow to society's bedrock institutions. The very ease of the process, some contend, makes family and marriage as disposable as an old appliance. Indeed, a similar site in England was recently condemned by the pope as immoral because it made divorce too easy.
Naturally, Finney disagrees. "I think our Web site has the opposite effect," he said. "If you're going to get divorced, let's do it in a civil manner. I really don't believe having something available that makes it easier and costs less money is going to encourage divorce."
The inspiration for the project came from his law practice, where he primarily handles divorces. It took about a year to get the site up and running. "On almost a daily basis, I would get clients who said they needed a divorce but didn't have the money or the patience with the legal process to pursue it," he said. "These people are really stuck between a rock and a hard place."
For Californians, once the judge signs the documents, they are "legally binding and enforceable," says Finney, but per state law the divorce doesn't become finalized for six months. "It isn't quite as fast as a Las Vegas divorce," he says.
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At CompleteCase.com, we are committed to protecting your privacy. All information provided for the completion of your case online will be guarded according to the standards in effect at the time the information is provided. Information will not be released for any commercial or other purpose. Information provided will only be used as necessary for the administration and maintenance of this site.
While transmission of information over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, we make every effort to provide protection for the information that we collect about you. Our site uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology in the transmission of logon identification and passwords. SSL technology provides advanced encryption tools that convert the information you input into code before it is sent to us. This encryption helps protect you and the information in your account.
In addition to SSL technology:
-Your personal information is password-protected. It is our policy never to sell information about our users to third parties without user permission. See "Use of Collected Information" below.
-Advanced firewall technologies protect our database from outsiders.
However, to avoid unauthorized use of your account by others, you must also take steps to control your password. Further, this site contains various links to other Web sites. Online Divorce™ is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. You should not assume that other sites take similar steps in securing your information and should evaluate their privacy standards before using their systems.
When you register with CompleteCase.com, we ask that you provide your name and e-mail address. In the course of your use of the site, we will request additional information from you that is necessary to complete your document kit.
In the course of using our site, we automatically track certain information including your IP address, what browser you are using, and the URL you just came from. We also collect information about your use of our site in order to optimize our site usability.
We use cookie technology to assist users in navigating through our site more efficiently. Third party affiliates may also set cookies on the site for the purpose of tracking leads. A cookie is a small text file that resides on your hard drive. At various points on our site, our system will request the cookie from your browser so that we can retrieve the stored information. The cookie may be linked to a unique number that our system can read to determine your user ID and preferences. This prevents you from repeatedly making the same selections. Knowing how you use the site enables us to better tailor content and services to your needs. The cookie does not contain information that others could use to personally identify you, and other Web sites cannot access the information we store on your computer. Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted at the end of a session. You must set your browser to accept cookies to be able to use our site at this time.
The primary reason that CompleteCase.com collects information from its users is to assist users in preparing their legal documents.
CompleteCase.com does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We use your information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, statistically analyze site usage, and improve our site's content, offering, and layout. Your IP address may be used to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, and to address security needs. Law Form Pro may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personal identifying information.
We may use the information we collect to notify you about the status of your CompleteCase.com account, important functionality changes to our Web site, new CompleteCase.com services, and special offers we think you'll find valuable. We may also contact you to verify your information, or ask you about your experiences with our system.
Except for communications that relate directly to the service being provided, you may "opt out" of receiving communications from us. Communications needed for document preparation include (1) confirmation of your registration, (2) notifications of errors that need to be corrected, and (3) notifications regarding the status or completeness of your order. To opt out of non-required communications, check the appropriate boxes when you register or at any time by logging into the system and modifying your profile information.
When it is necessary to contact you, we will use your email address and (in some situations) your mailing address, phone or fax number. Note: CompleteCase.com will not ask you for your password if we contact you. Do not disclose your password if asked by a caller claiming to represent CompleteCase.com.
By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by CompleteCase.com.
Based on the information provided you are not qualified to use CompleteCase.com to complete your divorce online at this time.
We recommend contacting a licensed Family Law attorney to help you with your situation.