How to File for Divorce in Ohio, 3E / Edition 3

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Overview

Divorce can be an emotionally and financially draining experience. Having knowledge of the divorce process can help alleviate some of the stress. Whether you hire an attorney or file the papers on your own, protect yourself with the necessary information about your legal rights.

How to File for Divorce in Ohio details both divorce and dissolution in the state, as well as the procedures to complete each. While divorce laws have become more complex over the past years, this book explains everything you need to know in simplified, straightforward language. Complete with step-by-step instructions for the forms you need, this book makes filing for divorce hassle-free and less expensive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572485037
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 1,382,739
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward A. Haman received his bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. His undergraduate studies included a major in communication, and minors in business and accounting.

He has practiced law in Florida, Michigan, and Hawaii, and has served as a Michigan Circuit Court domestic relations hearing officer. He has written or coauthored numerous self-help law books, ranging from titles that are national in scope to state-specific subjects, and authored several chapters of the Florida Keystone Series, a desk reference set for attorneys.

John Gilchrist earned his law degree from Catholic University. In addition to his practice, he serves as a legislative counsel to a number of statewide associations and is a lobbyist before the Ohio General Assembly. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association. He also holds degrees from Providence College and the University of Maryland and practices law in Columbus, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books -

Introduction -

Chapter 1: Marriage "Ins and Outs"
• -Marriage
-Divorce and Dissolution
-Annulment
-Legal Separation
-Do You Really Want a Divorce?

Chapter 2: The Legal System
• -Theory vs. Reality
-Divorce Law and Procedure
-Legal Research

Chapter 3: Lawyers and Alternative Resolutions
• -Do You Want a Lawyer?
-Selecting and Working with a Lawyer
-Alternative Resolutions

Chapter 4: Evaluating Your Situation
• -Residency
-Your Spouse
-Financial Information
-Property and Debts
-Child Custody and Parenting Time (Visitation)
-Child Support
-Spousal Support (Alimony)

Chapter 5: The Forms
• -The Basics
-Additional Forms
-Filing with the Court Clerk
-The Hearing Date

Chapter 6: Dissolution of Marriage Procedure
• -Conversion to Divorce Case
-Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
-Separation Agreement
-Shared Parenting Arrangement
-Financial Disclosure Affidavit
-Waiver of Legal Representation
-Waiver of Service of Summons
-Child Custody Affidavit
-Child Support Worksheet
-Health Insurance Disclosure Affidavit
-Decree of Dissolution of Marriage
-Health Care Order
-Health Care Verification
-Withholding and Deduction Notices
-Child Support Enforcement Agencies and Office of Child Support

Chapter 7: Divorce Procedure
• -Complaint for Divorce
-Service of Summons
-Interrogatories
-Financial Disclosure Affidavit
-Child Custody Affidavit
-Child Support Worksheet
-Uncontested Divorce
-Decree of Divorce

Chapter 8: The Court Hearing
• -Preparation
-Your Day In Court-Dissolution
-Your Day In Court-Divorce
-Contested Cases

Chapter 9: Special Circumstances
• -When You Cannot Afford Court Costs
-Protecting Yourself, Your Children, and Your Property
-When You Cannot Find Your Spouse
-Taxes
-Pension Plans
-If Your Spouse Also Filed for Divorce

Glossary
• Appendix A: Selected Provisions of the Ohio Revised Code
• Appendix B: Parenting Time Schedules
• Appendix C: Example Forms
• Appendix D: Blank Forms
• Index -

John Gilchrist earned his law degree from Catholic University. In addition to his practice, he serves as a legislative counsel to a number of statewide associations and is a lobbyist for the Ohio General Assembly. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.

Edward A. Haman earned his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. He has practiced law in Michigan, Florida, and Hawaii, and has served as a Michigan Circuit Court domestic relations hearing officer. He has written many self-help law books, including How to File Your Own Divorce and How to Write Your Own Premarital Agreement.

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