Domestic Violence & Family Issues

If you need to contact an advocate immediately, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 24 hours a day, at 800.799.7233, or go to www.thehotline.org.

Informational Pages on Family Law Issues

Information on Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking Petitions

This page has information on domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking petitions.

Information on Family Law Issues for Unmarried Partners

This page has information on the rights of partners who are not married.

Information on Visitation, Custody, Parenting Time, and Child Support

This page has information on the rights of parents for visitation, custody, parenting time, and child support.

Information on Filing for a Divorce

This page has videos that walks you through completing divorce forms on your own.

Information and Forms for Grandparents and Kinship Caregivers (non-parents)

This page has information on the rights of grandparents, including how to make a grandparent a power of attorney for a grandchild.

Court Forms

Where do I file?

Divorce:  You can file for a divorce in Ohio once you have lived in the state for 6 months.  You will file your divorce packet in the county where you have lived for 90 days OR where the other party has lived for 90 days.  Any post-divorce matters must be filed in the court that granted your divorce.

Custody:

  • If you are married, you will file any original action regarding parental rights and responsibilities in the Court of Common Pleas, general division or domestic relations division, where the child is found or last known to be. If there has already been a case filed regarding this child, you must file in that court.
  • If you are not married, you will file any original action regarding parental rights and responsibilities in the Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, where the child is found or last known to be. If there has already been a case filed regarding this child you must file in that court.

 

Supreme Court Forms Packets

  1. Dissolution without children
  2. Dissolution with children
  3. Divorce without children
  4. Divorce with children
  5. Divorce Answer without children
  6. Divorce Answer with children
  7. Complaint for Parentage, Allocation of parental rights and responsibilities (custody), and parenting time (visitation)
  8. Motion for Change of Parental Rights and Responsibilities
  9. Defend Against A Complaint for Custody or Motion to Modify Custody
  10. Motion for Change of Parenting Time
  11. Motion for change of child support, medical support, tax exemption, or other child-related expenses
  12. Motion for contempt

Forms for if you reach an agreement

  1. Separation Agreement
  2. Shared Parenting Plan with parenting time schedule Form
  3. Parenting Plan with parenting time schedule Form
  4. Parenting Plan Entry

Miscellaneous Forms

  1. Entry
  2. Motion for appointment of Guardian Ad Litem
  3. Motion to interview child in chambers
  4. Notice of Intent to Relocate
  5. Subpoenaing a Witness to Court

Local Forms

In addition to the Supreme Court form packets given above, your local county court may have additional forms that must be filed. We are currently compiling information about which counties require certain forms. Please check back soon.

Adams County Domestic Relations

Adams County Juvenile Court

Monroe County Domestic Relations

Noble County Domestic Relations

Scioto County Domestic Relations

Scioto County Juvenile Court

Washington County Domestic Relations

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Need help drafting document needed to divide a retirement of pension plan – call Mid-America Pension Rights Project at 513-345-4160

Unmarried Partners Manual

Planning for Parenting Time Guide – Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio Legal Help

Ohio Child Support Calculator

 

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