Case Types Assigned in the Domestic Relations Court

The law allows spouses to jointly ask the Court to terminate their marriage without stating the reasons why they want to end their marriage. In order to obtain a dissolution the parties must agree on all aspects of property division, debt allocation, parental rights and support prior to filing the petition for dissolution.

If spouses do not agree on the terms of separation including how to handle property and/or parenting issues, one party may file a Complaint for Divorce. The person filing the complaint becomes the Plaintiff. The person being sued for divorce, the Defendant, has 28 days after being served with the complaint to file an answer or an answer and counterclaim.

Domestic Violence
Cases involving issues of domestic violence as defined by Ohio Law between parties with familial relationship as defined by Ohio law.

Domestic Support
Domestic Support cases involve parties that are currently married that are seeking orders for custody and/or children support for minor children born of the marriage.