Thank you for that information.
So in order for a state to have jurisdiction over the marriage, all that is required is that the petitioner (the party filing for divorce) must be a resident for 6 months. When there are 2 possible states with jurisdiction, the party that files first will have their court be granted jurisdiction.
In Ohio, it is an equitable division state, so that if a party divorces, the court will fairly divide property acquired during the marriage, but prior to the date of separation (excluding gifts/inheritance).
Parties remain legally married until a decree of dissolution is entered. That requires filing a petition for divorce, to start the process.
In the meantime, the court can make temporary orders, such as giving one spouse exclusive use of the residence. In doing so, they will generally preserve the status quo-i.e. allow the spouse living in the residence to remain in the residence, exclusively, until there is a court ordered property division or agreement as to property division.
Some more information is located here, explaining the process:
and relevant statutes here:
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