How long do I have to live in West Chester before I can file for divorce?
You are required to reside in the county in which you file for divorce 90 days prior to filing. It’s important to note that you must reside in Ohio for six months prior to filing for divorce.
Is there a mandatory waiting period in West Chester before a divorce can be granted? How long will a divorce take?
In Ohio, there is not a mandatory waiting period before you a divorce can be granted. However, if you have children, you will likely be required to complete a parenting class before the court will grant your divorce.
The length of your divorce will vary depending upon the particular issues in your case.
How can I serve my spouse in West Chester? If attempts to serve do not work, can I serve by publication?
You can serve your spouse with personal service or certified mail. Under certain circumstances you may request ordinary mail service.
If the attempts to serve your spouse have failed, you may request service by publication through the court. The court will place the publication in the appropriate publications.
What are the specific forms I will need to file for a divorce in West Chester?
It depends upon the county you are filing for divorce in. The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted some standard forms required by each party; however, your particular county may have additional required forms.
Where do I file for divorce?
You will file for divorce in the county in which you have resided for 90 days prior to filing. You will file at Domestic Relations Common Pleas Court for your respective county.
How much are divorce filing fees?
The fees vary for each county.
Are there any West Chester-Specific laws that are different from how other family law cases around the state are handled?
All courts are required to follow the law as adopted by the Ohio Supreme Court. Each county resides within a Court of Appeals District.
The Court of Appeals District for your county may have created case law regarding issues that have not been directly addressed by the Ohio Supreme Court or have further analyzed a decision of the Ohio Supreme Court.
The case law created by your Court of Appeals District will provide precedent for you to follow.
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