Ohio Divorce Mediation Basics
Our Ohio divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In Ohio, what is known as “uncontested divorce” in many other states is similar to Ohio’s “dissolution of marriage.” Dissolution of marriage requires a written marital settlement agreement to avoid the more lengthy court process of a contested divorce (or traditional divorce in Ohio).
To qualify for dissolution of marriage, you must agree on all important issues and file a written settlement agreement that details the agreements between the spouses. You must also meet certain residency requirements (generally six months for one spouse). Ohio Rev. Code § 3105.62 (2022).
To file an uncontested divorce in Ohio, visit the Ohio Judicial System’s website to find information and resources for filing. To file, visit the Court of Common Pleas in the county where you or your spouse lives. Ohio Rules of Civ. Proc., rule 3(C)(9) (2022).
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes. Our Ohio divorce mediation can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on Ohio divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Ohio.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.