Family Law

Things happen, and families go through changes. At Bondzie Law, we seek to make the difficult transition period as smooth as possible. We work to create a cooperative environment to achieve resolutions that protect the rights and interests of all parties.

We provide legal services in the following types of family law matters:

  • Contested Divorce

  • Uncontested Divorce or Dissolution

  • Child Support

  • Dispute Resolution and Mediation

  • Prenuptial agreements

Grounds for Divorce in Ohio

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

No Fault (Dissolution of Marriage):

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

  • Incompatibility, unless denied by either party.

Fault (Divorce):

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

  • Willful absence of the adverse party for one year;

  • Adultery;

  • Extreme cruelty;

  • Fraudulent contract;

  • Any gross neglect of duty;

  • Habitual drunkenness;

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

  • 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.