I need to start a divorce, my husband lives in Oklahoma and I am back in Ohio where I am originally from. What is the

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Customer: I need to start a divorce, my husband lives in Oklahoma and I am back in Ohio where I am originally from. What is the first step I need to take? We have no kids and no assets.
JA: Were any of the assets acquired before the marriage? Or given through an inheritance?
Customer: We have a camper that his parents bought for us as a marriage gift.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?
Customer: No I have not
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Customer: There was abuse.
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you today. Please allow me a moment to review your summary and question. 
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Ok thank you
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Robert L, Expert

If you were able to afford it, you should retain counsel. Most people find an attorney makes a divorce a much smoother and simpler process.
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Moreover if you have no assets and children, and a short term marriage, an attorney services would cost about $500.
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Okay.. yeah we got married in 2020
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Robert L, Expert

In the alternative, if your spouse is amenable, you can attempt to do a joint petition for divorce and utilize a number of public law library templates where it is literally fill in the blank of who are you when were you married and when do you want to get divorced. And trying to see if everyone will consent to the divorce.
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The issue is, he is ignoring me and also lives In Oklahoma and I am in Ohio now.
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Robert L, Expert

You can always sue him in his home state, and get a divorce issued over his objection. You will find the attorney to be very helpful in that regard.
Customer
Can I do my divorce online? Are those legit?
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Robert L, Expert

As a general rule, they are a waste of your money.
Customer
Okay, I'm going to try a lawyer here in Ohio
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Robert L, Expert

I wish you the best of luck as you move forward.
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Thank you so much Robert
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You are welcome.
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