Beachwood, OH asked in Divorce for Ohio

Q: I own property acquired before my marriage -thus separate property. What do I put on separation agreement?

Supreme Court of Ohio

Uniform Domestic Relations Form – 16


Approved under Ohio Civil Rule 84

Amended: March 15, 2016

Which of the following options do I check?

1) The parties do not own any real estate.

2) Marital real estate - The parties owned real estate in one or both of their names and agree to award it as follows.

3) Each party shall pay and hold the other harmless from any debt owing on real estate the party receives unless otherwise stated in this Agreement.

4) Other debt payment arrangements, including refinancing:

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1 Lawyer Answer
Philip Allan Logan Esq
Philip Allan Logan Esq
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: As to the choices your given, I'd pick #2, but you need to specifiy that it is premarital and separate property belonging to one of you. "Filling in the blanks" is not the best way of drafting a complete and thorough separation agreement. You really should retain an attorney to represent you or at the very least draft it for you.

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