- Chapter 107 — Marital Dissolution, Annulment and Separation; Mediation and Conciliation Services; Family Abuse Prevention
Annulment of void marriage; declaration of validity; effect of declaration. (1) A marriage may be declared void from the beginning for any of the causes specified in ORS 106.020; and, whether so declared or not, shall be deemed and held to be void in any action, suit or proceeding in which it may come into question.
- Divorce and Separation: an Overview - Wex
A divorce formally dissolves a legal marriage. While married couples do not possess a constitutional or legal right to divorce, states permit divorces because to do so best serves public policy.
- Divorce Law - Wikipedia
Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the termination of a marriage, canceling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage and dissolving the bonds of matrimony between two persons. In most countries, divorce requires the sanction of a judge or other authority in a legal process to complete a divorce. A divorce does not declare a marriage null and void, as in an annulment, but divorce cancels the marital status of the parties, allowing them to marry another.
- Divorce Laws and Divorce Rate in the U.S.
At the end of the 1960s, the U.S. divorce laws underwent major changes and the divorce rate more than doubled in all of the states. The new laws introduced unilateral divorce in most of the states, and changes in divorce settlements, such as property division and child custody assignments in every state.
- Divorce Laws of the Fifty States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
This page links to the divorce laws of the states and to tables summarizing some of their salient points.
- Divorce Overseas - US Department of State
A divorce decree issued in a foreign country generally is recognized in a state in the United States on the basis of comity (Hilton v. Guyot, 159 U.S. 113, 163-64 (1895), provided both parties to the divorce received adequate notice, i.e., service of process and, generally, provided one of the parties was a domiciliary in the foreign nation at the time of the divorce.
- Grounds for Divorce and Residency Requirements - ABA
The Family Law Quarterly publishes these charts in conjunction with the annual "Family Law in the Fifty States Case Digests." The charts summarize basic laws in each state by topic, including custody, alimony and grounds for divorce. All charts are current as of January 2008.
- Uniform Divorce Recognition Act
A divorce obtained in another jurisdiction shall be of no force or effect in this state if both parties to the marriage were domiciled in this state at the time the proceeding for the divorce was commenced.
- Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
Adopted Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Washington.
- Uniform Marital Property Act
It is the intent of the legislature that marital property is a form of community property.
- Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act
Adopted in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Washington.
- Uniform Premarital Agreement Act
Adopted in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia.
When you face a family law problem, it can be extremely helpful to work with an attorney who will listen carefully to your situation and work hard to resolve important issues on your behalf.
At Phillips & Mille Co., L.P.A., we combine decades of legal experience with a caring, practical approach. Please contact us to discuss your divorce, child custody dispute, need to change or enforce child support or other domestic matter.
Helping You Through Legal Processes and Personal Stress
The personal and economic pressures of life are hard on families. Many people find themselves facing separation or divorce despite years of determined effort to hold a family together. Making the tough decisions necessary to get through these traumatic situations can be draining and stressful.
Our attorneys will patiently explain your legal options in any family law matter. Our focus is on helping you make solid, informed choices for your own well-being and the futures of any children involved. We also do our best to resolve your case efficiently, without unnecessary expense.
Understanding the Role of the Courts in Family Law Cases
Generally speaking, our Ohio courts have no interest in deciding which spouse is right or wrong about disputed marital issues. They prioritize the best interests of children, if any are involved. The courts also attempt to ensure that other issues, such as property division, are resolved as fairly as possible for both parties.
Our attorneys are resourceful and committed to creating child custody and child visitation arrangements that meet children's needs. Often, by creating detailed parenting plans that clearly establish both parents' roles and responsibilities, we are able to reach an agreement that works for everyone.
We believe in the peaceful, negotiated resolution of domestic relations issues wherever possible. Especially when children are involved, we take the view that although one bond may be broken, others can be preserved. Please contact us today to meet with a caring, dedicated domestic relations lawyer.