Ohio Divorce

If you are currently going through or considering a divorce in Ohio, the following information can help you through the whole process. Sometimes hiring a divorce lawyer is the best way to get a fair divorce settlement. One the other hand, you can use the online divorce options if you and your spouse are able to agree on everything and want to handle all the paperwork yourself. There are also handy child support calculators and guidelines, as well as access to relevant divorce laws and parenting classes for the state. You can also find local divorce support groups and domestic abuse resources for the state.

Divorce Law Firms

Laubacher & Co.
Eric Laubacher
20525 Center Ridge Rd #626
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
Counties Served: Cuyahoga
Phone: 440-356-5700

Our philosophy is simple: prepare each case as if we will go to trial in order to let opposing counsel know that we are ready to fight for a just result; achieving quality results puts us in the best position to successfully negotiate for you.  Visit LaubacherLaw.com to learn more

Options for Doing Your Own Divorce

Separation Forms - Get separation agreement forms specific to Ohio downloaded onto your computer for completion in the privacy of your own home. These packages are from Rocket Lawyer, a leading online legal form provider.

Online Divorce - Can't afford to retain a lawyer? This online platform intuitively completes your paperwork according to how you answer the selected questions. The completed paperwork will need to be filed at your county courthouse and you'll get details on how to file the paperwork. This is the fastest way to complete your own divorce and you'll also have access to the personal customer support area and a variety of downloadable products to help with your divorce.

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders - At QdroDesk™, you can prepare your own custom QDRO ready for approval. The smart question and answer interface insures your paperwork will be accurate. You'll also receive processing instructions for execution and submitting to the retirement plan administrator.

Parenting Classes and Divorce Services

Required Parent Education Programs
The "Helping Children Succeed after Divorce" program fulfills the mandatory parenting education requirement when filing for a divorce. Below are a few locations that offer these classes:

  • Butler County - (513) 869-4014
  • Franklin County - (614) 224-0222, ext. 125
  • Lake County - (440) 834-4656
  • Montgomery County - (937) 225-4092

We also have a page of parenting and divorce resources, which includes parenting classes, legal alternatives to assist Christian couples in structuring a settlement without having to go to court, and ways to find qualified divorce lawyers or mediators. Check out these other support Resources for divorcing parents.

Support Groups for Divorce

Divorce and Beyond Support Group
Vineyard Community Church
11340 Century Circle East
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Additional divorce recovery meetings can be found here.

Ohio Domestic Violence Resources

OH Domestic Violence Network

Shelters, Hotlines, and Programs for each county

Ohio Divorce Laws

General Divorce Information from the OH Bar

Online Family Law and Divorce Statutes

Specific sections of the Ohio Revised Code: Domestic Relations

  • Residency and Venue (3105.03)
  • Grounds for divorce (3105.01)
  • Causes for an annulment (3105.31)
  • Legal separation in OH (3105.17 and 3103.06)
  • Conciliation procedures / counseling requirements (3105.091)
  • Property division in divorce / equitable distribution (3105.171)
  • Alimony / spousal support provisions (3105.18)
  • Restoration of maiden or previous name (3105.16)
  • Parenting class requirements (3109.053)
  • Child custody / parental rights and responsibilities (3109.04)
  • Child support - The amount of child support to be paid is determined by using the basic child support schedule, with consideration given to the custody arrangements, and adjustments made according to the provisions contained in sections 3119.02 to 3119.24 of the Revised Code.