Domestic Relations Court
The Domestic Relations Division of the Common Pleas Court
The Domestic Relations Division of the Common Pleas Court hears only civil cases of families involved in divorce, a dissolution of marriage, annulment, legal separation, child custody, visitation, child support, property division, spousal support, and all post divorce motions after the marriage has terminated.
Temporary Administrative Order (PDF)
Hearing Information and Notices
Safety Requirements (PDF)
Important Court Policies (PDF)
The Court Counseling Department
The Court Counseling Department was first established as The Friend of the Court when, in 1938 Judge Paul Alexander hired the court’s first divorce caseworker. Today, the counseling department provides family evaluations for divorce and post-divorce issues litigated about children, intake services for domestic violence victims, and other relief, mediation, conciliation assessments, post-divorce case management / supervision, planning, and scheduling for the parent education program and other services as social concerns and the law changes.
The Domestic Violence Resource Center
The Domestic Violence Resource Center helps victims of domestic violence obtain Civil Protection Orders, which provide legal relief and protection for victims. The Center's staff provide information and help prepare petitions for victims who can then seek immediate protection from the Court. If you believe that you are a victim of domestic violence, please call (419) 213-2700.