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Attorney David P. Drew
141 Broad Blvd. Suite #206
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Akron: (330) 762-0080
Fax: (330) 762-0720
Alliance: (330) 777-4240
Bedford: (440) 399-0199
Berea : (440) 625-2800
Canton: (330) 777-4241
Cambridge: (740) 994-3577
Cleveland: (216) 744-2755
Columbus: (614) 437-5244
Elyria: (440) 625-2799
Lisbon: (330) 777-4242
Mansfield: (419) 989-6730
Medina: (330) 777-4243
Northfield: (330) 777-4244
Painesville: (440) 210-7255
Ravenna: (330) 777-4245
Sandusky: (440) 625-2788
Toledo: (419) 989-6737
Warren: (330) 777-4246
Legal Separation, Divorce, and Dissolution

Attorney David P. Drew is a competent divorce lawyer and can provide legal counsel on; divorce, child custody, visitation, alimony, spousal support, parenting, mediation, and other family law related issues pertinent to Ohio.

  • Who may marry in Ohio?

    Ohio law provides that males eighteen (18) years old and females sixteen (16) years old may enter into marriage. Those under the age of eighteen must first obtain consent to marry.

    Only persons of opposite gender are permitted to obtain a marriage license in Ohio. Ohio does not recognize homosexual marriage and thus, a homosexual couple can not be granted a divorce. Ohio law also does not allow for the marriage of a surgically changed transsexual to a person who is the same gender as that of the transsexual prior to the surgical change.

  • Does Ohio recognize Common Law marriages?

    YES and NO. A Common Law marriage entered into in Ohio before October 10, l991 constitutes a valid, legal marriage in Ohio. After October 10, l991, new Common Law marriages are prohibited in Ohio.

  • What terms need to be met for a Common Law marriage in Ohio?

    The six essential elements of a Common Law marriage in Ohio are:

    1. a mutual agreement of marriage "in praesenti" (presently);
    2. made by persons competent to marry;
    3. followed by cohabitation (including a sexual consummation of the marriage);
    4. a holding out to the public that the parties are actually husband and wife;
    5. a reputation in the community that the parties are husband and wife; and
    6. that the Common Law marriage was entered into before October 10, l991.