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How long do you have to live in the state of Ohio and your county before you can file for divorce, annulment or legal separation?

columbus divorce lawyer, divorce lawyer, annulment lawyer, franklin county family law attorney, franklin county family lawyerVirginia Cornwell is a Franklin County Ohio Divorce Lawyer, Columbus Ohio Divorce Lawyer, and Ohio State Bar Association Family Relations Specialist.  

You do NOT have to have been married in Ohio to end your marriage in Ohio.  Where you file your divorce is about residency.

RESIDENCE IN THE STATE OF OHIO TO FILE DIVORCE OR ANNULMENT

In Ohio, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3105.03 states that The plaintiff in actions for divorce and annulment shall have been a resident of the state at least six months immediately before filing the complaint.  Note that Ohio Revised Code 3105.03 does not mention legal separation or dissolution.

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WHICH COUNTY YOU SHOULD FILE

DIVORCE,  ANNULMENT OR LEGAL SEPARATION IN?

 If you want to file a divorce, annulment or legal separation in Ohio, the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure tell you which county to file in and how long you have to live there to file:

RULE 3. Commencement of Action; Venue

(B) Venue: where proper.

(9) In actions for divorce, annulment, or legal separation, in the county in which the plaintiff is and has been a resident for at least ninety days immediately preceding the filing of the complaint;

Neither ORC 3105.03 or Civil Rule 3 place restrictions regarding the filing of dissolutions.

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franklin county annulment attorney, franklin county legal separation attorney, franklin county divorce lawyerNeed some help? We would be happy to schedule a consultation with you.  Please give us a call, and one of our Family Law Attorneys will meet with you to discuss your case.

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Virginia Cornwell is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Family Relations Specialist.

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