Jill K Landau


4137 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Suite 105A
Canfield, Ohio 44406
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Serving Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties


Jill Landau, Divorce Attorney for Youngstown, Ohio and surrounding areas:

So, you decided for some reason or other that the person that you once said, “I do” to is no longer the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. You are left with two options.

A Dissolution is when nobody is at fault, and both parties agree to terminate the marriage, and agree on all terms including division of property and debt, spousal support, child support, visitation, and parental rights and responsibilities, if applicable.

In this case, a Petition for Dissolution of marriage in Youngstown, Ohio must be signed by both spouses that includes a separation agreement agreed to by both spouses.

Within 90 days of filing a petition for dissolution, both parties will appear before the court and acknowledge under oath that he or she has voluntarily entered into this separation agreement.

It would be great if all marriage endings worked this way. However, Jill Landau, Attorney at Law is aware that many times it is much more complicated than that.

A Divorce, on the other hand, is when a court terminates a marriage on fault based grounds.

To file for divorce in Youngstown Ohio, the plaintiff must file a Complaint for Divorce, is a court of common pleas. If the residency of the defendant is unknown, he or she is not a resident of Ohio, or is a resident but absent from the state, the Plaintiff must give notice of the divorce action by publication.

At any time before a final judgement has been made, a divorce can be converted into a dissolution, or a dissolution can be be converted into a divorce by filing the appropriate motion with the court.

The legal grounds for divorce in the Youngstown, Ohio are:


  • Willful absence of the adverse party for one year
  • Adultery
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Fraudulent contract
  • Any gross neglect of duty
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Imprisonment of the adverse party in a state or federal correctional institution when the complaint for divorce is filed.
  • Procurement of a divorce outside of Ohio, by either spouse, wherein the party who sought the divorce is released from obligations of the marriage and the other spouse, is still bound by those obligations.
  • Either spouse petitions for divorce after the couple have been separated and living apart for one year, without interruption or cohabitation.
  • Incompatibility, unless denied by other party.

If you need help separating property, with child custody or child support, in the Youngstown Ohio or surrounding areas,

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