18th Nov 2014
When clients come to our office seeking advice on family law issues, one question that is asked in every case is: What do I need to bring, or what kind of documentation does the Court require. The Courts in Hamilton County, Clermont County and Warren County each have their own set of local rules that lay out what kind of information and documentation a party is required to provide to the Court and to their spouse.
Hamilton County has a standing disclosure order that gives potential clients a good idea of what kind of information they will need to provide. Hamilton County requires the exchange of the following information within 45 days of the complaint for divorce:
(1) Deeds to all real estate that the party owns or claims an interest;
(2) Titles to all vehicles that the party owns or claims an interest;
(3) The most recently issued statements on all bank accounts, annuities, stocks, and bonds on which the party’s name appears or to which the party claims an interest;
(4) The most recently issued statements regarding pensions, profit sharing plans, retirement benefits, and IRAs- including the most recent summary plan description, on which the party’s name appears or to which the party claims an interest;
(5) All life insurance policies owned by the party or for which the party or their child(ren) is/are a beneficiary in force now or within the last six months, including the most recent cash value statements;
(6) The last three years’ income tax returns;
(7) Proof of current income from all sources;
(8) Health, dental, and vision insurance coverage available to the party along with ALL plan options and costs (i.e. single, family, etc.);
(9) All COBRA benefits to which either party may be entitled, including cost estimates;
(10) Childcare expenses incurred for the child(ren);
(11) The most recently issued statements for all liabilities including, but not limited to, mortgages, lines of credit, loans, and credit card accounts on which the party’s name appears or for which a party is responsible;
(12) Completed Property Statement (Form No. DR4.l);
(13) Completed Affidavit of Income, Expenses & Financial Disclosure (Form No. DR 7.3).
If you are interested in pursuing a family law issue and seeking a reputable divorce lawyer in Hamilton, Clermont or Warren County and like more information or schedule a complimentary consultation please visit www.AndrewIceLaw.com or contact us at (513) 651-4227. Gathering the information discussed above will only benefit your case and give you a head start on complying with each counties disclosure requirements.