Divorce in Ashland County Ohio

Ashland County Ohio Divorce Lawyers

If you are considering filing for divorce or a complaint has been filed against you in Ashland County, it is important to plan and know what to expect.

Here are some useful tips on the process:

Common Pleas Court Domestic Relations Division

In Ashland County, Ohio the Domestic Relations Court is located within the Common Pleas Court. This Court has jurisdiction over the following types of domestic relations matters:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Legal Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Enforcement Actions
  • Parental Rights and Responsibilities
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Parenting Time
  • Child Visitations

Our domestic relations attorneys have vast experience representing clients in Ashland County, Ohio with all the above listed matters.

When a Divorce Complaint is Filed Against You

If a divorce complaint is filed in Ashland County against you, it is recommended that you contact an experienced attorney who has handled a variety of domestic relations issues in the Ashland County Common Pleas Court.

It is important that you file a proper answer to the divorce complaint from when you were served with a summons. This answer will need to be filed in writing in accordance with Ashland County requirements. The response must be filed timely.

After you file your response, you will need to attend every hearing scheduled by the Ashland County Common Pleas Court associated with the complaint and keep the Court updated at all times with your contact information including your address.

When You Are Planning on Filing for Divorce

If you plan on filing for divorce in Ashland County, Ohio, the divorce complaint needs to be filed at the Clerk of the Common Pleas Court for Ashland County.

The exact address of the Ashland County Court of Common Pleas is 142 W 2nd Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805. The telephone number for the Court is (419) 282-4291.

What Happens When You File a Divorce

After you file your divorce complaint, your spouse or partner (the person you are divorcing) will be given an opportunity to file an answer. In addition to filing his or her answer, your spouse or partner may file a counterclaim for divorce. A list showing what may be required for a divorce in Ashland County is provided below.

Uncontested Divorce

If your spouse or partner files no answer to your divorce complaint, your case will be set for an uncontested divorce hearing. You will need to appear at the hearing and give testimony regarding the grounds for the divorce, your assets and debts, and the needs of any children.

The assets and debts will be divided as you requested provided the division is fair and equitable based on the evidence presented. If you and your spouse or partner have a valid separation agreement, the Court can divide your assets and debts according to the terms of the separation agreement.

Contested Divorce

If your spouse or partner files an answer to your complaint, it is considered to be a contested divorce. You and your spouse cannot agree on how you will divide assets and liabilities and/or your parental rights and responsibilities. The Court will need to conduct a hearing and take evidence to decide one or more issues regarding the relationship. This can be a very time consuming and expensive process. It is highly recommended to seek the advice and services of an experienced domestic relations attorney who has handled cases in the Ashland County Common Pleas Court System.

Filings for Divorce in Ashland County

The following items may be required for both a divorce with children and without children in Ashland County, Ohio:

Divorce With Children

1. New Case Designation Form

2. Complaint for Divorce with Children

3. Affidavit of Income and Expenses

4. Parenting Proceeding Affidavit

5. Child Support Worksheet (Completed Correctly)

6. Motion and Affidavit for Temporary Orders

7. Application for Child Support Services

8. Judgement Entry of Divorce with Children

9. Affidavit of Property

10. Health Insurance Affidavit

Divorce Without Children

1. New Case Designation Forms

2. Complaint for Divorce

3. Affidavit of Income and Expenses

4. Motion and Affidavit for Temporary Orders

5. Request for Services

6. Affidavit of Property

Please note, the above lists items that may be required and is not all-inclusive. There may be other documents, pleadings and filings the Ashland County Court may require depending on the unique issues associated with your specific divorce case.

Dissolution

A dissolution allows spouses and partners to terminate their marriage by agreement without giving any reasons why they wish to terminate the marriage.

To obtain a dissolution, you and your spouse or partner must enter into a written contract that divides all of your assets and debts and, if there are children, the agreement must allocate parental rights. This written contract is called a separation agreement. The separation agreement must address all of your assets, debts and the care, custody, control and support of any minor children of the marriage.

Your dissolution case will be scheduled for hearing after the petition for dissolution is filed. Both spouses or partners must be present for the hearing.

Filings for Dissolution in Ashland County

The following lists items that may be required for both a dissolution with children and without children in Ashland County, Ohio:

Dissolution With Children

1. New Case Designation Forms

2. Petition for Dissolution and Waiver of Service of Summons

3. Affidavit of Income and Expenses

4. Separation Agreement

5. Shared Parenting Plans

6. Parenting Proceeding Affidavit

7. Child Support Worksheet (Completed Correctly)

8. Affidavit of Property

9. Application for Child Support Services Form

10. Parenting Plan

11. Health Insurance Affidavit

Dissolution Without Children

1. New Case Designation Forms

2. Petition for Dissolution

3. Affidavit of Income and Expenses

4. Separation Agreement

5. Affidavit of Property

6. Judgment of Entry of Dissolution of Marriage

Please note, in addition to the above items for a dissolution, there may be other documents and filings the Ashland County Court may require depending on the unique issues associated with your specific dissolution case.

Ashland County Divorce Attorneys

Ohio domestic relations attorneys at Slater & Zurz The domestic relations lawyers at our law firm have significant experience handling divorces and dissolutions in Ashland County, Ohio.

Please contact us to talk about your divorce by calling 1-888-774-9265, chatting with one of our live 24-hour chat operators or send us a website message and we will reply promptly.

For additional information about filing for divorce in Ashland County, Ohio, please visit the following link: Ashland County Common Pleas Court

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