Is Ohio a community property state?

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Ohio is not a community property state. This means that when a couple divorces only the assets acquired during the marriage can be distributed. Any property or money which was owned by one person before the marriage stays with its original owner.
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No, Ohio is not a community property state. The term used in Ohio is marital property. Everything in Ohio is considered marital property unless one can prove that it is a separate property.
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