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Reach an Amicable Resolution With Your Partner

Going through a divorce is difficult, and emotions can quickly cloud the decision-making process. Richard L. Kaplan, Attorney At Law is an experienced divorce lawyer who will walk you through the legal process. We'll work to help you resolve outstanding issues before filing the paperwork to make sure this is the right decision for everyone involved. 

Contested divorces tend to be more costly in terms of both money and emotional trauma. When children are involved, our goal is to put their best interests first. Contact Richard L. Kaplan, Attorney At Law today to speak with a divorce attorney about your situation. 

We'll Help You With Decisions Involving Child & Spousal Support

You'll receive sound legal advice from attorney Kaplan. He can assist you with:

  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Spousal support
  • Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Legal separation
  • Alimony
  • Incompatibility

When children are involved, you'll need to consider child custody issues, visitation rights and child support. Open the next chapter of your life by consulting a divorce attorney today. 

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Residency Requirement in Ohio

You must meet residency requirements before filing for divorce in Ohio. The person filing for the divorce (the plaintiff) should have lived in the state for at least six months immediately prior to filing the complaint. Complaints should be filed in the appropriate county. In Dayton, that would be Montgomery County.

Grounds For Divorce Dissolution

Grounds for filing in the state fall into two broad categories:

  1. No-Fault - This is really a dissolution and occurs when the parties agree before filing any document with the Court. Please see the discussion on dissolution.
  2. Fault - Grounds for divorce in Oho include adultery, extreme cruelty, gross neglect of duty, imprisonment in a state or federal facility, habitual drunkenness, and others. Grounds for divorce must be substantiated during the procedures.

Applying for a divorce necessitates providing the proper documentation and legal paperwork that the courts require. Richard L. Kaplan, Attorney at Law, can make sure you have the appropriate paperwork for your particular situation. This includes:

  • Divorces
  • Dissolutions
  • Annulments
  • Legal Separations
  • Alimony
  • Incompatibility

Many people, especially those without children, initially expect smooth transitions to end their marriage. Instead, they often end up in long, drawn-out, hostile situations. These situations often arise due to issues of distribution of marital assets and spousal support. Having appropriate legal representation is very important in making sure your interests are being pursued in these situations.