Also See: Ohio Marriage Laws
Statute: Ohio State Divorce Code (Title 31, Chapter 3105): codes.ohio.gov
Residency: The plaintiff must be a resident of the state for at least 6 months prior to filing
Property Distribution: Ohio relies on “equitable distribution” so the court will distribute the marital property “in an equitable manner if the parties can’t agree on their own. Separate property (property acquired prior to the marriage, as a gift or through inheritance) is not included in property distribution.
Alimony: Alimony may be awarded to either party at the discretion of the court. Fault may be considered.