How Our Divorce Lawyers in Dayton Can Help
Going through a divorce can be the most frightening and emotionally difficult event a married couple can go through. Choosing the right attorney makes all the difference.
Considering Divorce? Contact Gounaris Abboud, LPA
The experienced Dayton divorce lawyers of Gounaris Abboud, LPA can help you through these tough times.
Whether you are battling your spouse for child custody, child support or spousal support, our divorce lawyers in Dayton, Ohio can help you seek an appropriate result with the least amount of stress and anxiety.
How to Get a Divorce in Ohio
There are two elements that must be determined before you can file for divorce in Ohio. The first is to determine the appropriate jurisdiction. The court will need to find that the plaintiff has fulfilled the following requirements:
- A resident of Ohio for a minimum of six months immediately prior to filing the complaint
- A resident of the county in which the divorce was filed for at least 90 days
Grounds for divorce will then need to be determined. The party who is filing must have legal reasons for the court to grant the divorce. Ohio law allows divorce when one of the statutory grounds to terminate the marriage can be proven. There must be testimony by the plaintiff and a corroborating witness as to the specific grounds. In this state, grounds for divorce can include:
- Living separate and apart without cohabitation for one year
Filing for Divorce in Dayton
The complaint about divorce can be filed after the jurisdiction and grounds for divorce have been proven. Once filed, the opposing party will have 28 days to respond. If no answer is made, the matter will be set for a non-contested hearing where the filing party will likely be granted judgment for divorce.
If the opposing party will not file, the legal matter will proceed through a discovery and negotiation stage. During this time, the parties will attempt to settle the matter with their attorneys. If no settlement is reached, the parties will make their cases before a domestic relations judge.
If you are seeking maximum results in your divorce case, then you need to look to the experienced Dayton divorce attorneys of Gounaris Abboud, LPA. We are committed to aggressively fighting for the rights of our clients. Do not hesitate to call us today!
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