Families & Children
To download the brochures and information sheets, click on the links below. All materials are in Adobe PDF.
- Legal Separation
- Divorce with Children
- Divorce without Children
- Domestic Relations Resource Guide
Filing for Divorce
Finalizing the Divorce
Forms & Instructions
If you need a divorce and can’t find or afford an attorney, you have the right to file for divorce on your own. The links below will take you to another website. The website will help you to create legal papers by answering questions. The information and documents you receive are based upon what you provide.
Law Help Interactive: Complaint For Divorce Without Children Form
Ohio Legal Help: Complaint for Divorce Without Children Form Assistant
NOTE: These program do not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney. Either will help you prepare your own Complaint for Divorce.
A poverty affidavit may be used to seek a waiver of the prepayment of fees that are usually charged to file documents with a clerk of court when filing a case in court. The poverty affidavit must show that you cannot afford to pay the filing fees. The link below will take you to another website – where you can get help in creating a poverty affidavit. This program will ask you questions about your financial situation. The information and documents you receive are based upon what you provide.
Law Help Interactive: Poverty Affidavit Form
Ohio Legal Help: Poverty Affidavit Form Assistant
NOTE: These programs do not provide legal advice or individual legal help from an attorney. Either will help you prepare your own poverty affidavit that you can file with the clerk of court without an attorney.
Find Help at the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
For information cash assistance, child care, child support, child and adult protective services and food assistance, and how to access benefits and services, visit Ohio Department of Job & Family Services Frequently Asked Questions.