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    Domestic Relations Updates


  • NEW JOB POSTINGS The Domestic Relations Court is seeking applications for three positions.  Click on the title of the position for information:

         Family Evaluation Services Mediation Scheduler
         Support Magistrate Scheduler
         Domestic Violence Administrative Assistant       

        

 

  • PROPOSED PARENTING COORDINATOR RULE

       

    A proposed Domestic Relations Court Local Parenting Coordinator Rule is now available for comment until October 20, 2014.  Please e-mail comments to drlocalrules@cuyahogacounty.us

Click here to view Proposed Parenting Coordinator Rule

     

    • LOCAL RULE 28 AMENDED:  Effective May 1, 2014 the Court has amended Local Rule 28 to add a section regarding electronic signatures.  See Local Rule 28

     

    • The Court has adopted a new Affidavit of Military Service.  All litigants must submit this affidavit prior to the final hearing on any uncontested matter including the actual divorce or any proceeding in which the Defendant or non-moving party has failed to make an appearance in that particular proceeding. Federal law requires this affidavit to be filed prior to any Judgment being rendered on the merits.

       

    • The Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court and the Clerk of Courts are pleased to announce that images of documents on the Clerk's website will be available to attorneys of record on Domestic Relations cases beginning Friday, October 25, 2013. To access the images, attorneys must register for e-filing at the Clerk of Courts website http://coc.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/efiling.aspx

      Once you are registered, you will receive a user name and password that you can then use to access your cases. Additional information will be available on the Clerk of Court's website at http://coc.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/home.aspx

              (This access has been provided to you through the cooperation of the Judges in Domestic Relations Court and Andrea Rocco, Clerk of Courts.)

     

    • The Clerk is requesting that attorneys and parties use the Personal Identifier Form to redact sensitive identifying data in a pleading or other filed document. The procedure is outlined in the Rule of Superintendence 45 (D). See the Clerk of Courts website at http://coc.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_coc/en-US/Rule45.pdf

     

     

    • Education Network for Divorcing Families (Beech Brook) is the preferred Court approved parenting education course for the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court. For Spanish-speaking parents and those living out of state only, an alternate parenting education course is available. Information pertaining to these parent education programs can be found on the Court's website under Parenting Services, Parenting Education. Attendance at any other parent education course (whether in person or on-line) is permitted only at the discretion of and with the approval of the assigned judge. Approval must be sought by a motion filed with the Clerk of Court explaining the reasons for the request. Failure to obtain prior approval may result in an order requiring the parent to attend a Court approved course before a judgment of divorce, dissolution or legal separation is entered. 

      

    • OHIO SUPREME COURT CONGRATULATES CUYAHOGA COUNTY DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT FOR EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 

              Click here to see letter from Chief Justice

     

    • NEW TEMPORARY SUPPORT MOTION AND COUNTER AFFIDAVIT NOW AVAILABLE

              Click here to access New Temporary Support Motion with Affidavit







              Click here to access New Temporary Support Counter Affidavit

     

    • THE COURT HAS ADOPTED A NEW FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT TO REPLACE THE PRE-TRIAL STATEMENT.

               Click here to see New Financial Disclosure Statement 

     

    • NEW PARENTING TIME GUIDELINES.

              The Ohio Supreme Court has published a guide to help parents living apart reduce conflict and plan parenting time. Click here for more information.























    • NOTICE CONCERNING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES 

              To comply with Federal Law which prohibits information on Domestic Violence cases being posted on the internet, all information on Domestic Violence cases is being removed from the Clerk of Court public website. To obtain  information, attorneys and litigants can telephone the Clerk of Court at the General Docketing number:   (216) 443-7955