Every divorce is unique, so it would be impossible to set a universal timeline for this process. Depending on the complexities and issues involved in your divorce, it may finalize quickly or it could potentially drag on for a substantial amount of time. Continue reading to learn more about how long it takes to finalize a divorce in Ohio.
The Divorce Timeline in Ohio
In Ohio, you must first meet the 6-month residency requirement before filing for divorce. Additionally, you must also have lived in the county where you are residing for at least 90 days. If a spouse is pregnant, you can begin the process of filing a divorce, but it cannot be finalized until after the baby is born.
If your divorce is uncontested, the process will be quicker, less expensive, and substantially less stressful. Starting on the date of filing, an uncontested divorce can potentially conclude within 90 days.
Below are some of the factors that may affect how quickly you can dissolve your marriage:
- How quickly you obtain legal representation to get started
- How willing you and your spouse are to compromise and resolve certain issues
- The level of complications involved in your case
The more committed you and your spouse are to achieving a resolution, the more quickly the process will go.
On the other hand, if your divorce is contested, the timeline for your divorce may be longer. According to the Ohio Supreme Court’s guidelines, it is estimated that a contested divorce without children can take about a year and a divorce with children can take about 18 months. Of course, these are just estimates and it is possible for the process to take longer if you are dealing with an especially contentious situation.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today!
At Crossman & McNamee, LLC, our family law team is committed to helping clients navigate the divorce process as efficiently and smoothly as possible. We understand how emotional this process can be, which is why we offer our clients the strong legal support they need to get through it. You can rely on us to secure the best possible results for your case.
Reach out to our law office today at (937) 468-3796 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team to get started on your case and learn more about how we can help you.