Many Ohio couples going through divorce face complicated questions about how to handle the marital home. This is often one of the largest and most sentimental assets involved in the property division process. In some cases, the spouses decide to sell the home and divide the proceeds as part of the divorce settlement. However, in other cases, they reach an agreement for one spouse to keep the home in exchange for other marital property.
In 2017, the divorce rate is Ohio was 2.9 per 1,000 residents, which was the 19th lowest in the nation. In that same year, the marriage rate was 5.8 per 1,000 residents, which was 10th lowest in the United States. Overall, 48.1 percent of the state was married in that year, making it number 33 in the country.