GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN OHIO
The Ohio Revised Code lists the causes that entitle you to a divorce in Ohio. If you want to end you marriage and your spouse does not or if you can't agree on things such as child custody or property division, a dissolution may be out of the question and a divorce your only alternative. In that event, you will have to claim and prove that one of these causes exist before the court will grant the divorce.
The court of common pleas may grant divorces for the following causes:
(A) Either party had a husband or wife living at the time of the marriage from which the divorce is sought;
(B) Willful absence of the adverse party for one year;
(D) Extreme cruelty;
(E) Fraudulent contract;
(F) Any gross neglect of duty;
(G) Habitual drunkenness;
(H) Imprisonment of the adverse party in a state or federal correctional institution at the time of filing the complaint;
(I) Procurement of a divorce outside this state, by a husband or wife, by virtue of which the party who procured it is released from the obligations of the marriage, while those obligations remain binding upon the other party;
(J) On the application of either party, when husband and wife have, without interruption for one year, lived separate and apart without cohabitation;
(K) Incompatibility, unless denied by either party.
A plea of res judicata or of recrimination with respect to any provision of this section does not bar either party from obtaining a divorce on this ground.
Cite as R.C. § 3105.01