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Instructions11 documents

  • C1 Instructions for Filing a Motion for Contempt
    document Header C1 Instructions for Filing a Motion for Contempt
    Instructions for Filing a Motion for Contempt
  • C10 Instructions for Filing Notice of Intent to Relocate
    document Header C10 Instructions for Filing Notice of Intent to Relocate
    Instructions for Filing Notice of Intent to Relocate
  • C2 Instructions for Filing a Motion to Modify
    document Header C2 Instructions for Filing a Motion to Modify
    Instructions for Filing a Motion to Modify
  • C4 Instructions for Filing Objection to Magistrate's Decision
    document Header C4 Instructions for Filing Objection to Magistrate's Decision
    Instructions for Filing Objection to Magistrate's Decision
  • C41 Instructions for Filing Agreed Entry No Hearing Required
    document Header C41 Instructions for Filing Agreed Entry No Hearing Required
    Instructions for Filing Agreed Entry No Hearing Required
  • C46 Instructions for Filing Complaint for Support and Custody
    document Header C46 Instructions for Filing Complaint for Support and Custody
    Instructions for Filing Complaint for Support and Custody
  • C7 Instructions for Filing a Divorce
    document Header C7 Instructions for Filing a Divorce
    Instructions for Filing a Divorce
  • C8 Instructions for Filing Motions
    document Header C8 Instructions for Filing Motions
    Instructions for Filing Motions
  • C9 Instructions for Filing a Petition for Dissolution
    document Header C9 Instructions for Filing a Petition for Dissolution
    Instructions for Filing a Petition for Dissolution
  • DR25 Notice of Change of Address Instructions
    document Header DR25 Notice of Change of Address Instructions
    Notice of Change of Address Instructions
  • DR26 Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address Instructions
    document Header DR26 Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address Instructions
    Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address Instructions

Change of Address7 documents

  • C10 Instructions for Filing Notice of Intent to Relocate
    document Header C10 Instructions for Filing Notice of Intent to Relocate
    Instructions for Filing Notice of Intent to Relocate
  • C13 Notice of Intent to Relocate (within Butler County)
    document Header C13 Notice of Intent to Relocate (within Butler County)
    Notice of Intent to Relocate (within Butler County)
  • C13A Notice of Intent to Relocate (outside Butler County)
    document Header C13A Notice of Intent to Relocate (outside Butler County)
    Notice of Intent to Relocate (outside Butler County)
  • DR25 Notice of Change of Address
    document Header DR25 Notice of Change of Address
    Notice of Change of Address Form
  • DR25 Notice of Change of Address Instructions
    document Header DR25 Notice of Change of Address Instructions
    Notice of Change of Address Instructions
  • DR26 Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address
    document Header DR26 Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address
    Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address Form
  • DR26 Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address Instructions
    document Header DR26 Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address Instructions
    Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address Instructions

DR Forms & Other Forms Required for Filings42 documents

  • Appendix 1 Child Support and Health Insurance Language
    document Header Appendix 1 Child Support and Health Insurance Language
    Child Support and Health Insurance Language
  • Appendix A Child Support Language
    document Header Appendix A Child Support Language
    Child Support Language (to adopt Administrative Orders prior to March 28, 2019)
  • Appendix D Affidavit and Order for Standing Process Server
    document Header Appendix D Affidavit and Order for Standing Process Server
    Affidavit and Order for Standing Process Server
  • DR04 Military Affidavit
    document Header DR04 Military Affidavit
    Military Affidavit
  • DR106 Request to Review Court Cost
    document Header DR106 Request to Review Court Cost
    Request to Review Court Cost
  • DR142 Household Furnishings Form
    document Header DR142 Household Furnishings Form
    Household Furnishings Form
  • DR18 Waiver of Magistrate's Findings of Fact & Time Period for Filing Objections
    document Header DR18 Waiver of Magistrate's Findings of Fact & Time Period for Filing Objections
    Waiver of Magistrate's Findings of Fact & Time Period for Filing Objections
  • DR201 Withholding order/Qualified Medical Child Support Order Information Sheet
    document Header DR201 Withholding order/Qualified Medical Child Support Order Information Sheet
    Withholding order/Qualified Medical Child Support Order Information Sheet
  • DR21-A Notice for Request of Remote Appearance
    document Header DR21-A Notice for Request of Remote Appearance
    Notice for Request of Remote Appearance
  • DR215 Itemized Evidence Inventory
    document Header DR215 Itemized Evidence Inventory
    Itemized Evidence Inventory
  • DR22 Request for Final Merits Hearing
    document Header DR22 Request for Final Merits Hearing
    Request for Final Merits Hearing
  • DR25 Notice of Change of Address
    document Header DR25 Notice of Change of Address
    Notice of Change of Address
  • DR26 Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address
    document Header DR26 Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address
    Notice of Change of CONFIDENTIAL Address
  • DR301T01 Motion & Affidavit for Temporary Orders Proposed
    document Header DR301T01 Motion & Affidavit for Temporary Orders Proposed
    Motion & Affidavit for Temporary Orders Proposed
  • DR302T02 Motion/Request for Oral Hearing/Set Aside
    document Header DR302T02 Motion/Request for Oral Hearing/Set Aside
    Motion/Request for Oral Hearing/Set Aside
  • DR303 Certification of Perfection of Service
    document Header DR303 Certification of Perfection of Service
    Certification of Perfection of Service
  • DR602A Affidavit of Income
    document Header DR602A Affidavit of Income
    Affidavit of Income
  • DR602B Affidavit of Property
    document Header DR602B Affidavit of Property
    Affidavit of Property
  • DR602C Affidavit of Expenses
    document Header DR602C Affidavit of Expenses
    Affidavit of Expenses
  • DR610.1 Guias para el Tiempo de Paternidad
    document Header DR610.1 Guias para el Tiempo de Paternidad
    Guias para el Tiempo de Paternidad
  • DR610.1 Guidelines for Parenting Time
    document Header DR610.1 Guidelines for Parenting Time
    Guidelines for Parenting Time
  • DR616 Information for Parenting Proceeding Affidavit
    document Header DR616 Information for Parenting Proceeding Affidavit
    Information for Parenting Proceeding Affidavit
  • DR624 Child Support Computation Sole Residential Parent or Shared Parenting Order
    document Header DR624 Child Support Computation Sole Residential Parent or Shared Parenting Order
    Child Support Computation Sole Residential Parent or Shared Parenting Order
  • DR625 Child Support Computation Split Parental Rights and Responsibilities
    document Header DR625 Child Support Computation Split Parental Rights and Responsibilities
    Child Support Computation Split Parental Rights and Responsibilities
  • DR627A Request for Interpreter
    document Header DR627A Request for Interpreter
    Request for Interpreter
  • DR628 Notice to Attend Mandatory Parent Education Class
    document Header DR628 Notice to Attend Mandatory Parent Education Class
    Notice to Attend Mandatory Parent Education Class
  • DR629 Motion and Order for Continuance
    document Header DR629 Motion and Order for Continuance
    Motion and Order for Continuance
  • DR631 Request for Waiver of Mandatory Parent Education Class
    document Header DR631 Request for Waiver of Mandatory Parent Education Class
    Request for Waiver of Mandatory Parent Education Class
  • DR634 Addendum to Separation Agreement/Division of Personal Property
    document Header DR634 Addendum to Separation Agreement/Division of Personal Property
    Addendum to Separation Agreement/Division of Personal Property
  • DR700 Notice and Entry to Dismiss Motions
    document Header DR700 Notice and Entry to Dismiss Motions
    Notice and Entry to Dismiss Motions
  • DR715 Agreed Entry - Hearing Required
    document Header DR715 Agreed Entry - Hearing Required
    Agreed Entry - Hearing Required
  • DR716 Agreed Entry - No Hearing Required
    document Header DR716 Agreed Entry - No Hearing Required
    Agreed Entry - No Hearing Required
  • DR722 Motion Code List
    document Header DR722 Motion Code List
    Motion Code List
  • DR726 Pro Se Motion Form
    document Header DR726 Pro Se Motion Form
    Pro Se Motion Form
  • DR727 Complaint for Support and Custody
    document Header DR727 Complaint for Support and Custody
    Complaint for Support and Custody
  • DR729 Family Information Sheet
    document Header DR729 Family Information Sheet
    Family Information Sheet
  • DR803 Guidelines for Parents Living in Different Homes
    document Header DR803 Guidelines for Parents Living in Different Homes
    Guidelines for Parents Living in Different Homes
  • DR813 Transcript Request Form
    document Header DR813 Transcript Request Form
    Transcript Request Form - for audio and/or written transcripts
  • DR821 Summons in Contempt and Order to Appear
    document Header DR821 Summons in Contempt and Order to Appear
    Summons in Contempt and Order to Appear
  • DR824 Application and Entry to Proceed In Forma Pauperis
    document Header DR824 Application and Entry to Proceed In Forma Pauperis
    Application and Entry to Proceed In Forma Pauperis
  • Health Insurance Affidavit
    document Header Health Insurance Affidavit
    Health Insurance Affidavit
  • ODHS 7076 - Title IV-D
    document Header ODHS 7076 - Title IV-D
    ODHS/JFS 7076 - Title IV-D - Application for Child Support Services Non-Public Assistance Applicant/Recipient / Rights and Responsibilities of Parents Receiving Child Support Services

Case Management Forms6 documents

  • C13 Notice of Intent to Relocate (within Butler County)
    document Header C13 Notice of Intent to Relocate (within Butler County)
    Notice of Intent to Relocate (within Butler County)
  • C13A Notice of Intent to Relocate (outside Butler County)
    document Header C13A Notice of Intent to Relocate (outside Butler County)
    Notice of Intent to Relocate (outside Butler County)
  • C14 Motion for Objection to Magistrate's Decision
    document Header C14 Motion for Objection to Magistrate's Decision
    Motion for Objection to Magistrate's Decision
  • C16 Notice to Case Management
    document Header C16 Notice to Case Management
    Notice to Case Management
  • C18 Mandatory Spousal Support Language
    document Header C18 Mandatory Spousal Support Language
    Mandatory Spousal Support Language
  • C33 Explanation of Medical Bills
    document Header C33 Explanation of Medical Bills
    Explanation of Medical Bills

Petition for Civil Protection Order2 documents

  • Dating Violence Civil Protection Order Petition
    document Header Dating Violence Civil Protection Order Petition
    Petition for Civil Protection Order - Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order Petition
    document Header Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order Petition
    Petition for Civil Protection Order - Domestic Violence

Checklists28 documents

  • Agreed Entry with Children Checklist
    document Header Agreed Entry with Children Checklist
    Agreed Entry with Children Checklist
  • Agreed Entry Without Children Checklist
    document Header Agreed Entry Without Children Checklist
    Agreed Entry Without Children Checklist
  • Answer and Counterclaim Checklist
    document Header Answer and Counterclaim Checklist
    Answer and Counterclaim Checklist
  • Answer Checklist
    document Header Answer Checklist
    Answer Checklist
  • Complaint for Custody and Support Checklist
    document Header Complaint for Custody and Support Checklist
    Complaint for Custody and Support Checklist
  • Complaint for Divorce, Legal Separation or Annulment with Children Checklist
    document Header Complaint for Divorce, Legal Separation or Annulment with Children Checklist
    Complaint for Divorce, Legal Separation or Annulment with Children Checklist
  • Complaint for Divorce, Legal Separation or Annulment without Children Checklist
    document Header Complaint for Divorce, Legal Separation or Annulment without Children Checklist
    Checklist for a Complaint for Divorce, Legal Separation or Annulment without Children
  • Decree of Dissolution with Children Checklist
    document Header Decree of Dissolution with Children Checklist
    Decree of Dissolution with Children Checklist
  • Decree of Dissolution without Children Checklist
    document Header Decree of Dissolution without Children Checklist
    Decree of Dissolution without Children Checklist
  • Decree of Divorce with Children, No Shared Parenting Plan, No Separation Agreement Checklist
    document Header Decree of Divorce with Children, No Shared Parenting Plan, No Separation Agreement Checklist
    Checklist for a Decree of Divorce with Children, No Shared Parenting Plan, No Separation Agreement
  • Decree of Divorce with Children, Separation Agreement, No Shared Parenting Plan Checklist
    document Header Decree of Divorce with Children, Separation Agreement, No Shared Parenting Plan Checklist
    Checklist for a Decree of Divorce with Children, Separation Agreement, No Shared Parenting Plan
  • Decree of Divorce with Children, Shared Parenting Plan, No Separation Agreement Checklist
    document Header Decree of Divorce with Children, Shared Parenting Plan, No Separation Agreement Checklist
    Checklist for a Decree of Divorce with Children, Shared Parenting Plan, No Separation Agreement
  • Decree of Divorce with Children, Shared Parenting Plan, Separation Agreement Checklist
    document Header Decree of Divorce with Children, Shared Parenting Plan, Separation Agreement Checklist
    Checklist for a Decree of Divorce with Children, Shared Parenting Plan, Separation Agreement
  • Decree of Divorce without Children, No Separation Agreement Checklist
    document Header Decree of Divorce without Children, No Separation Agreement Checklist
    Checklist for a Decree of Divorce without Children, No Separation Agreement
  • Decree of Divorce without Children, Separation Agreement Checklist
    document Header Decree of Divorce without Children, Separation Agreement Checklist
    Checklist for a Decree of Divorce without Children, Separation Agreement
  • Decree of Shared Parenting Checklist
    document Header Decree of Shared Parenting Checklist
    Checklist for a Decree of Shared Parenting
  • Motion and Affidavit/Counter Affidavit for Temporary Orders without Oral Hearing Checklist
    document Header Motion and Affidavit/Counter Affidavit for Temporary Orders without Oral Hearing Checklist
    Checklist for a Motion and Affidavit/Counter Affidavit for Temporary Orders without Oral Hearing
  • Motion/Request for Oral Hearing/Set Aside Temporary Orders Checklist
    document Header Motion/Request for Oral Hearing/Set Aside Temporary Orders Checklist
    Checklist for a Motion/Request for Oral Hearing/Set Aside Temporary Orders
  • Motions Checklist
    document Header Motions Checklist
    Checklist for Motions
  • Petition and Affidavit for U Visa Checklist
    document Header Petition and Affidavit for U Visa Checklist
    Checklist for a Petition and Affidavit for a U Visa
  • Petition for Dissolution with Children Checklist
    document Header Petition for Dissolution with Children Checklist
    Checklist for a Petition for Dissolution without Children
  • Petition for Dissolution without Children Checklist
    document Header Petition for Dissolution without Children Checklist
    Checklist for a Petition for Dissolution without Children
  • Separation Agreement with Children-No Shared Parenting Plan Checklist
    document Header Separation Agreement with Children-No Shared Parenting Plan Checklist
    Checklist for a Separation Agreement with Children-No Shared Parenting Plan
  • Separation Agreement with Children-Shared Parenting Plan Checklist
    document Header Separation Agreement with Children-Shared Parenting Plan Checklist
    Checklist for a Separation Agreement with Children-Shared Parenting Plan
  • Separation Agreement without Children Checklist
    document Header Separation Agreement without Children Checklist
    Checklist for a Separation Agreement without Children
  • Shared Parenting Plan Checklist
    document Header Shared Parenting Plan Checklist
    Checklist for a Shared Parenting Plan

Miscellaneous1 document

  • Court Approved Guardian ad litem Roster
    document Header Court Approved Guardian ad litem Roster
    Our current, Court approved Guardian ad litem roster - updated October 2022