What are Grounds for Divorce in Ohio?
In Ohio, a court may grant a divorce if it finds: (1) either spouse had a living spouse at the time they were married; (2) one spouse willfully deserted the other for at least one year; (3) adultery; (4) extreme cruelty; (5) fraudulent contract; (6) gross neglect of duty; (7) habitual drunkenness; (8) imprisonment at the time the divorce is filed; (9) when the parties have lived separate and apart for at least one year without cohabitation; or (10) incompatibility. (Ohio Revised Code, Title 31, Chapter 3105, Section 3105.01)
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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