WHAT ARE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN OHIO?
Ohio has identified a number of reasons that justify a divorce. The reasons are:
(A) Either party had a husband or wife living at the time of the marriage from which the divorce is sought;
(B) Willful absence of the adverse party for one year;
(D) Extreme cruelty;
(E) Fraudulent contract;
(F) Any gross neglect of duty;
(G) Habitual drunkenness;
(H) Imprisonment of the adverse party in a state or federal correctional institution at the time of filing the complaint;
(I) Procurement of a divorce outside this state, by a husband or wife, by virtue of which the party who procured it is released from the obligations of the marriage, while those obligations remain binding upon the other party;
(J) On the application of either party, when husband and wife have, without interruption for one year, lived separate and apart without cohabitation;
(K) Incompatibility, unless denied by either party.
Even if one of these causes is not readily applicable to your situation, but you still desire the termination of your marriage in Ohio, you should consult counsel. Competent counsel can review your particular fact pattern and identify whether or not Ohio would find your circumstances to support termination of marriage.
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