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Legal Statutes: Ohio

UPDATED April 28, 2017

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Chapter 3105. Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulment, Dissolution of Marriage

back to top3105.01. Grounds for divorce

The court of common pleas may grant divorces for the following causes:

(A) Either party had a husband or wife living at the time of the marriage from which the divorce is sought;

(B) Willful absence of the adverse party for one year;

(C) Adultery;

(D) Extreme cruelty;

(E) Fraudulent contract;

(F) Any gross neglect of duty;

(G) Habitual drunkenness;

(H) Imprisonment of the adverse party in a state or federal correctional institution at the time of filing the complaint;

(I) Procurement of a divorce outside this state, by a husband or wife, by virtue of which the party who procured it is released from the obligations of the marriage, while those obligations remain binding upon the other party;

(J) On the application of either party, when husband and wife have, without interruption for one year, lived separate and apart without cohabitation;

(K) Incompatibility, unless denied by either party.

A plea of res judicata or of recrimination with respect to any provision of this section does not bar either party from obtaining a divorce on this ground.

1994 H 571, eff. 10-6-94; 1990 H 514, eff. 1-1-91; 1989 H 129; 1982 H 477; 1974 H 233, S 348; 1953 H 1; GC 8003-1; Source--GC 11979