Ohio Dissolution Forms and Uncontested Divorce Forms

Ohio Dissolution of Marriage Forms

The Required Ohio Dissolution Forms:

The Petition for Ohio Dissolution Form.

  • It sets forth: the name and addresses of the parties;
  • the date and place of the marriage;
  • the names and dates of birth of any minor children of the parties and whether the wife is now pregnant;
  • that a party has lived in the State of Ohio for more than six months prior to the filing of the petition;
  • that there has been residency in the County for 90 days or that the parties have agreed to the case being heard in that County;
  • that neither party is in the active duty of military service or if they are in active duty that they have signed a statement that the case can be set for final hearing without delay;
  • that the parties wish to have their marriage dissolved;
  • and that the parties wish to have the Court adopt the Separation Agreement of the parties as the terms of the dissolution of marriage.

Waivers of Service of Summons.  The Clerk of Courts does not have to serve the parties with formal notice and copies of the dissolution of marriage papers.

Waiver of Representation.  Some counties want the parties to acknowledge that they are not represented by counsel and that they are proceeding “pro se” or representing themselves.

The Separation Agreement.  This document says what is happening to all property, assets and debts.  It the basis of the final Dissolution of Marriage Order.

Some courts require the filing of an Affidavit of Income, Assets and Liabilities and an Affidavit of Property.  See the page on financial affidavits for more explanation.

For the final dissolution of marriage hearing– Judgment Entry for Dissolution of Marriage.

There are additional Ohio Dissolution Forms if there are minor children between husband and wife.

  • The Parenting Plan.  This gives custody to one parent or is a Shared Parenting Plan.
  • The Ohio Child Support Worksheet.  This form sets forth the income of the parties and the amount of child support if any.
  • The Parenting Proceeding Affidavit.  This form says where and with whom the children have lived for the past five years.
  • The Medical Insurance Affidavit.  This form says whether private health insurance is available to each parent and if so, at what cost.
  • The Application for Child Support Services.  This form provides information to the Child Support Enforcement Agency of the County about the parents and the children.  It is required whether or not there is child support.

Ohio Dissolution Forms may be obtained from the Ohio Supreme Court website but you may want an attorney to prepare your papers properly.  An attorney can answer your questions and make sure that any issues that are unique to your case are included.

Documents Required in an Uncontested Divorce in Ohio

The Complaint for Divorce.

  • It sets forth: the name and addresses of the parties (the party filing for the divorce being the Plaintiff and the spouse being the Defendant);
  • the date and place of the marriage;
  • the names and dates of birth of any minor children of the parties and whether the wife is now pregnant;
  • that the Plaintiff has lived in the State of Ohio for more than six months prior to the filing of the complaint;
  • that there has been residency in the County for 90 days;
  • that the Plaintiff is seeking a divorce; the basis for the divorce is usually incompatibility or living separate for more than one year.  There are other grounds such as gross neglect of duty and extreme cruelty, but these other grounds are normally not used in uncontested divorces.
  • and what the Plaintiff is seeking—for example a reasonable division of the marital property, spousal support (if wanted), and custody or shared parenting if there are minor children.

A Waiver to be signed by the Defendant.  This is a statement where the spouse says that have received the divorce papers.  The spouse says that they have agreed to the terms of the divorce.  The spouse also says that they agree that the case can be set for final hearing

The Separation Agreement. This document says what is happening to all property, assets and debts.  It the basis of the final divorce Order.

Some courts require that you fill out a Financial Affidavit(s).  This is so the Court can see the value of items and the income of each party.  The Affidavit is used to see if the divorce is fair.  See the page on financial affidavits for more explanation.

For the final divorce hearing– Judgment Entry: Decree of Divorce.

As noted above, there are additional requirements if there are minor children.

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(For the Ohio Dissolution Forms and divorce forms of the Ohio Supreme Court)