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Ohio Separation Laws

For couples wishing to live apart but are not prepared to begin a divorce, obtaining a legal separation is the best option. Everyone handles the end of a relationship differently, and for some people it might be easier or more practical to live separately while remaining married. If you are interested in obtaining a legal separation and want to learn more, our firm is here to help.

Our practiced family law attorneys at L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC can help you with your separation or divorce. We have a thorough understanding of Ohio family laws and we can use our expertise to help you reach your goals. Collectively, our firm has more than 50 years of combined legal experience, and we are proud to provide each of our clients with comprehensive, personalized legal solutions.

Call our firm at (937) 685-7006 to request a FREE consultation with our Dayton legal separation attorneys today.

What is a Legal Separation in Ohio?

In a legal separation, a couple remains married but may live separately. Instead of obtaining a divorce, the couple will receive a civil court order that allows them to legally divide their marital property, seek spousal support, and determine child custody or visitation. Couples may choose to live separately without obtaining a legal separation, but this document will allow them to set forth certain rights and enforce obligations usually only permitted to divorced couples.

Why Choose Legal Separation?

Couples may choose legal separation over divorce for many reasons, one of them being separation is not permanent. Another reason may be that it is more economically feasible when dealing with a home, retirement accounts, or other investments. Legal separation may be chosen for the sake of health insurance benefits, life insurances, 401(k) accounts, and more. Other reasons to choose legal separation may include:

  • Federal Benefits (Social Security or Medicare)
  • Religious Purposes
  • Benefit of the Children

How to File for Legal Separation in Ohio

To obtain a legal separation, you must file an action asserting why you require the separation. Grounds for a legal separation can include irreconcilable differences, abandonment, cruelty, adultery, or other issues. This process can sometimes be complicated and confusing, which is why we are here to help. Our experienced Dayton legal separation lawyers can explain the separation process to you, step-by-step, offering the legal guidance and support you need.

Contact L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC to get started on your family law case today by calling our Dayton legal separation attorneys at (937) 685-7006.

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At L. Patrick Mulligan & Associates, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it."

    Extremely pleased with L. Patrick Mulligan and Associates. They helped me through every step of the process and worked hard for me. I had a very difficult case that took longer than usual but they never gave up on it. Thank you!

    - Megan
    "Patrick and his team are the only choice!"
    My husband was forced to defend himself at our home but that put him in jail. I first went with another lawyer, Mike Mills, who took my money and that was it. Feeling hopeless, I contacted Patrick’s team and they didn’t disappoint. Within 3 hours, Patrick was at jail speaking with my husband and a few days later, Patrick had him home. When you call the office, everyone helps you. You are not just another case to them; I know and experienced it. They are a team you want to be on your family’s side! Thank you Patrick and Laura and team - you are the best, thank you!
    - Jackson
    "When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging."
    My family and I have used Patrick for different cases. A child custody as well as DUI. Initially you may feel scared and want to keep calling but in the end he has always proven that he is the best of the best. When he walks in, all the fear melts away and he comes out swinging. He knows what he's doing. Child custody WON! DUI best possible outcome! I wouldn't hire anyone but him. I highly recommend! Thanks Mr. Mulligan and staff!

    - Satisfied Client
    "You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support."
    I want to personally thank you, Patrick and everyone else who did an amazing job on my cases. I've unfortunately dealt with a lot of attorney's over the years and you guys were the first one's I've ever trusted or felt that you really did what you said you were going to do!! Myself and my family couldn't thank you enough. You helped me with a life changing situation and I'm a better father and son with your help and support.
    - Brian
    "Best Lawyer ever."
    Patrick Mulligan took on my case in May 1996 not knowing how things would go. My case being his first Big case. He saved my life. I have still to this day will always remember and be Thankful to him for trusting and believing in me. I was a mother of a daughter 19 months old who as killed by my boyfriend at the time. The state tried to prove me for child endangering and wanting me to serve 18 months in prison. Parick didnt know until that point what he had gotten into . Patrick did everything he could to prove I was a good mother. It was almost a year after my daughters life was taken. We went to trail and I stood on the stand with all my friends and Dr.'s. Patrick worked so hard for me and we won and here I am 15 years later . I found his web site and had to tell my story. Anyone who needs his help he will work as hard as he can for anyone he believs in. I'm so gald to see he is still in Cinti helping people. Thank you Patrick. I will talk to you soon.
    - Stacy
    "I would recommend him to anybody."
    Patrick Mulligan is one of the few attorney's in Dayton that takes no bullshit I would recommend him to anybody
    - Justin
    "Help in the Middle of the Night"
    Mr. Mulligan made all the difference in my case. Through his yellow page ad, I was able to reach him in the middle of the night, after my ex-wife had me falsely arrested for Domestic Violence Verbal. He was prompt in coming to my assistance. He went out of his way to help reach my family so that they could get me released from holding. He answered all my questions and walked me through the entire process. He was able to get the results I was hoping for at the pre-trial, so that we did not actually have to go through an actual trial. Mr. Mulligan exceeded all my expectations and I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar unfortunate situation. He was a Godsend for me.
    - Mark
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