28th May 2014

With over 20 years of experience handling complex divorce cases in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Clermont and Warren Counties we’ve handled hundreds of divorces ranging from the simple divorce with no children to long term marriages with contested custody issues, alimony and high asset division.  No matter where in this spectrum your divorce falls, there are some common rules of “what not to do” that apply in almost all divorce cases in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Clermont and Warren Counties.

If you live in theses counties and are currently involved in a divorce or are contemplating filing a divorce following these common sense tips of “things not to do” will make the process go much smoother, and increase the likelihood of a positive outcome.

1.      Do not cancel any insurance on your spouse, medical, auto or otherwise.

2.      Do not leave the marital home if custody of child(ren) is going to be an issue.

3.      Do not harass your spouse in any way, text, facebook, voicemail etc.  If you do it will come back to haunt you. All of this is admissible in court.

4.      Do not harass your spouse on the phone.  Remember in Ohio as long as one party is involved in the conversation, recording the phone call is legal and admissible in court.

5.      Do not discuss you case in any way with your children.

6.      If you have been the primary income earner for the family and you leave the household, continue to support the household as you had been doing in the past. This is not always possible, but try to the best of your ability.

7.      If you are not in the household, keep a calendar of daily activities including when you have the children, expenses for the children and household (keep receipts) and any other thing you feel is relevant.

8.      Do not move.

9.      Do not change the child(ren) schools.

10.  You can cancel credit cards if you feel this may be an issue, but refer to number 6 above.

11.  Do not disconnect your spouse’s phone, electric, cable etc.

12.  Do not go to your spouse’s place of employment or contact their employer.

13.  If you and your spouse are going to physically separate, prior to terminating the marriage, work out and follow a schedule for the children prior to separating.  In addition have a plan for how you are going to divide household and other expenses for the child(ren).

If in need of a divorce attorney in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Clermont and Warren County we at Andre Ice Law are ready to help and guide you in the right direction. Please contact us via www.AndrewIceLaw.com or 513.651.4227 for a complimentary consultation.

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