Common Questions About Divorce

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When a couple decides to file for a divorce, it is normal for questions to arise. Ending a marriage is a complex process. However, it is important to have the answers you need when starting your divorce. The team at Law Offices of William L. Geary can help provide answers to the more common questions that may come up during this time.

Continue reading to find the answers you need!

1. How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

This is an exceedingly common question for individuals who are wanting to file for a divorce. Divorce is by no means a cheap process. However, the specific cost will vary depending on each couple, the length of time their divorce takes, and if their case ends up in court. For example, a couple that successfully mediates their divorce in a time-effective manner will have fewer costs than a couple that has to take their case to court. An attorney will be able to provide a more accurate estimate of your costs.

2. How Long Will My Divorce Take?

This is another common question about divorce. However, the answer entirely depends on the type of divorce the couple goes through. In an uncontested divorce, it is possible to get through the process in anywhere from 45 to 90 days. This is the best-case scenario, though. In contested divorces, the process will ultimately take longer. The case can be resolved in anywhere from 12 to 18 months. Even more complex and contentious divorce cases can take longer to finalize.

3. Who Can File For Divorce in Ohio?

Each state has its respective requirements regarding who can and cannot file for a divorce. In Ohio, you must have been a resident of and domiciled in the state for at least 6 months before filing. Logistically, it does not matter which party files for divorce first. However, you can expect to pay fees when you do file. Once you file for the divorce, you have to wait at least 42 days before the court will hear your case.

4. Are Attorneys Required?

No, attorneys are not a legal requirement when you file for a divorce. However, having an attorney to help you throughout your case is extremely valuable. They will be able to help you navigate this complex process. If you are filing for divorce in Ohio, the team at Law Offices of William L. Geary is here for you.


If you have questions about divorce, contact Law Offices of William L. Geary today at (614) 289-1227 to speak with our attorneys.

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