Divorce Law Attorney Serving Central Ohio
Karen H. Wentworth, Attorney at Law in Newark, OH has the experience and knowledge to assist you in your divorce law case. Ms. Wentworth knows that divorce can be one of the most difficult things you have to go through. There is no reason to be overwhelmed. Ms. Wentworth will walk you through each step of the divorce process, so that you can walk away with peace of mind.
In Ohio, you may terminate your marriage by divorce or dissolution. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each, will help you to make the right decision about which avenue to take. There are specific requirements for filing a divorce.
For example, one of the divorcing parties must be a resident of Ohio for at least six months and a resident of the county where they plan to file for divorce for at least ninety days immediately preceding the filing of the divorce complaint. To obtain a divorce in Ohio, you also must have the proper grounds. Grounds for divorce include: incompatibility (unless denied by either party), gross neglect of duty, adultery, living separate and apart without cohabitating for one year, fraud, and habitual drunkenness. If you have questions about obtaining a divorce, a dissolution or a legal separation, contact us for a consultation and we will explain your options to you.
At our firm, we often represent clients with high-value assets in complex divorce cases. If necessary, we use outside professionals to value business interests and to evaluate assets.
Collaborative law is an approach to settling divorce related issues without going to court. The parties work collaboratively with their respective attorneys and other professionals, such as financial or mental health experts, to reach a mutual agreement. We can guide you through this process and protect your interests throughout your collaborative divorce.