Dayton, OH asked in Family Law for Ohio

Q: Can I file for divorce in Ohio then move out of state once baby is born?

I am currently 32 weeks pregnant and want to divorce my husband. Neither of us have family or friend support where we live and I would like to move 5 hours away where I have family and friends out of state in Michigan. I am a high risk pregnancy and know I must remain near my doctors until baby is born (mid July due date) but also do not want to be stuck in Ohio with no support if the baby is born here. Am I able to file for divorce and then move in July after he is born?

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
Answered
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you file for divorce in Ohio, it will take a few months, and you will have to return to Ohio for divorce hearings. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney to review your situation and advise you.

Denise Rini Esq
Denise Rini Esq
Answered
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Greetings from the North Coast. You can move to Michigan, and after the statutory time period, file in Michigan. Ohio is 90-days and/or 6-months...check Michigan.

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