Q: I need to start a no fault divorce while my wife lives in a different state. We have no assets to fight over.
We were married in June of 1998 in Lorain, Ohio and she left me in October of 2005. At the time we agreed to take what was ours and be done with each other. We had a minor child that we shared custody of with no issues. Here, 16 years later, we are still married. We talked about it and attempted to get divorced years ago, but were taken advantage of by a scammer. I would like to file a no fault divorce in Sandusky, Ohio while my "wife" lives in Tennesse. There is nothing to split or fight over such as property or money. And our child is now an adult. I need just the basic forms and how to's to get this finally finished. Thank you!
A: You can proceed with a non-contested divorce wherein as long as your wife is served, most courts will allow you to finalize the divorce without your wife ever coming to court. Or, if your wife wishes to cooperate, you can file for a dissolution which would require both of you to come to court one single time. I suggest consulting with a family law attorney to ensure the process goes smoothly.
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