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Ohio Marital Property Laws

All of the property acquired by a couple during marriage is considered marital property and thus subject to division during the divorce process. Some states (not including Ohio) recognize "community property," in which all property is jointly owned. Ohio marital property laws follow the majority of states in allowing for several different methods to divide marital property after a divorce.

The following chart and links will provide you with information about Ohio marital property laws. See FindLaw's Divorce and Property section to learn more.

Community Property Recognized? No
Dower And Curtesy Dower (§§2103.02; et seq.; 3105.10); curtesy abolished (§2103.09), husband has dower interest

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Ohio divorce attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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