Delaware, OH asked in Divorce for Ohio

Q: If my wife and I are starting to work through a divorce. do I stay in the house?

My wife indicates she is seeking a divorce. she has stated I should pack and move out. I pay the mortgage and utilities, my wife does not currently have a job.

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You need to talk to a lawyer ASAP. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney who can review your situation and advise you of your rights. Many offer free consultations, so talk to a few and find one to work with. Don't delay.

Nicholas P. Weiss
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  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Do not leave the house. Most courts have local rules stating that if you vacate the house for a period of time (usually sixty days) then you can be barred from returning.

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