Dissolution, Divorce and Post Decree actions

Below are the actions you may file for consideration by this Court.  Each action requires certain documents.  These documents are listed on Checklists.  The checklists are specific.  The forms listed on the checklists may be printed from the website.

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Dissolution: (you both have a written agreement on everything and both of you can attend the hearing)

**with minor children – Checklist 2

**no minor children – Checklist 3

 

Divorce, legal separation, annulment: (you both have a written agreement on everything but only one of you can attend the hearing)

**with minor children and a Separation Agreement – Checklist 5A

**with no minor children and a Separation Agreement – Checklist 5C

 

Divorce, legal separation, annulment: (you and your spouse do not agree on everything)

**with minor children – Checklist 5B

**with no minor children – Checklist 5D

 

If you want to file and answer or answer and counterclaim (you are filing a response to your spouse’s complaint)

**with minor children – Checklist 5E

**with no minor children – Checklist 5F

 

If you want to change something in your divorce or dissolution decree:

** change child support, medical support, the tax exemption – Checklist 6

** change spousal support – Checklist 7

** hold a party in contempt for violation of the court’s orders – Checklist 8

** change parenting time:

residential parent and legal custodian – Checklist 9A

shared parenting – Checklist 9B

** change which parent is the residential and legal custodian – Checklist 10

** change from sole custody to shared parenting plan – Checklist 10

** change from shared parenting to sole custody – Checklist 10

 

If you are still married but living separate and apart:

** want custody – Checklist 15A

** want support – Checklist 16

 

If you are a third party:

** want custody – Checklist 15C

** want support – Checklist 16

 

If you were divorced in another court and you want:

** Clermont County Domestic Relations Court to have your parenting order on record and make changes to your parenting orders (UCCJEA) – Checklist 12A

** Clermont County Domestic Relations Court to enforce your child support order from another court (UIFSA) – Checklist 12B

 

For other actions: Checklist 14