Top 12 Ways to Screw Up Your Divorce Case in Delaware or Columbus Ohio
Even if you feel like your divorce case is as solid as granite and your attorney agrees, there are still several things that you can do to screw it up. If you screw up your divorce case then you may have to deal with the consequences for the rest of your life. So, you should avoid doing this at all costs.
Here are a dozen ways to screw up your divorce case in Delaware or Columbus, Ohio:
#1 Violate a Franklin County Restraining Order
Mutual restraining orders are commonly put into place when divorce proceedings start in Ohio. If you violate one of these restraining orders can it can mess up your divorce and result in your ex-spouse getting the better deal.
#2 Violate a Delaware County Mutual Restraining Order
Whether you will be getting divorced in Franklin county or Delaware county, you still need to respect the restraining order or face serious consequences.
#3 Do not listen to your attorney
Local attorneys have spent years studying law, have passed the Ohio State Bar exam, and in most cases have significant experience to support the advice they give to you. If you ignore this advice, there is a good chance that you will screw up your divorce and make a catastrophic mistake for your case.
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#4 Go rogue and pull your spouse off the medical insurance
You may be tempted to get revenge on your spouse during your divorce and do things like pull him or her off of the medical insurance. However, this could work against you and mess up your case.
#5 Hide Money
Hiding money to prevent having to give it to your spouse is a major mistake. This is because if the court finds out that you have done this, you could face consequences far worse than having to give some of it to your spouse.
#6 Talk to your kids about what your spouse is doing with their time
#7 Stop paying your attorney when the payment is due
Failing to pay your attorney when the payment is due can prevent your attorney from carrying on with your case and seeing it through to the end. This is the last thing you want to happen.
#8 Demand your attorney work all hours of the night and on weekends
Attorneys are people too, with their own lives. If you want to remain on good terms with your attorney, do not try to force him or her to give up too much off-time for you.
#9 Be too busy to work with your attorney on getting a trial notebook together
It is crucial to work with your attorney to get a trial notebook together so you have the best chance of getting great results. Do not neglect this step.
#10 Represent yourself in front of the Judge or Magistrate at Temporary Orders
#11 Sign a Memorandum of Agreement and then make your own rules and orders
#12 Get so emotional that you cannot talk or think with your attorney
Yes, going through a divorce is emotional. Prepare for this ahead of time by hiring a therapist. You need to be able to handle your emotions effectively and to work with your attorney effectively if you want the best result possible.
- Bonus 1: Represent yourself because your case is so easy
- Bonus 2: Hire the cheap lawyer
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