During a marriage in Ohio, couples can acquire various property and assets. Sometimes the property and assets are owned jointly by both spouses and sometimes the property is held in only one spouse's name. However, it does not matter which spouse's name is on the title or the account according to the law the property and assets are marital property. This is because the law assumes that both spouses contributed in some way to earn the income and purchase the assets.
For some people who are experiencing relationship problems with their spouse, divorce is probably the last option they think about. Many couples spend years trying to work out their issues before they finally decide that the best path forward for everyone involved is to pursue a divorce. But, what will a divorce accomplish for Ohio residents?