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How Does a Domestic Relations Court in Ohio Divide Property in a Divorce?

If you and your spouse are unable to divide your property via a Separation Agreement in a Dissolution of Marriage or Settlement Agreement in a Divorce proceeding, the Court will need to do it for you.  In order divide your property, the Court will go through the following steps.

First, the Court will determine which property is separate property and which is marital property.

Separate property means any of the following: an inheritance received by a spouse during the marriage; any property acquired by a spouse prior to the date of marriage; passive income and appreciation acquired from separate… Read the rest

I Want a Dissolution of Marriage, Now What?

First, make sure your spouse is on the same page.  In order to obtain a dissolution of marriage, both you and your spouse must not only agree to terminate your marriage, but also must agree to all the terms.  If you and your spouse cannot agree, then you will have to file for divorce in order to end your marriage. 

The following is a list of issues that must be settled with your spouse in order to obtain a dissolution of marriage:

1.)    Division of all your property and debts– This includes division of all real estate, bank accounts, retirement accounts, personal property, credit card … Read the rest