Recent Local Rule Amendments

10/29/2018

Proposed Amendment to Local Rule 14 Effective October 1, 2018

The Domestic Relations Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas is requesting comments regarding proposed Local Rule 14 (Mandatory Disclosure).  The proposed rule provides for mandatory mutual disclosure of financial information in newly filed divorce and legal separation cases. 

To view the amendment, please click
here.  The new language appears in RED.

The Court will accept comments regarding the rule amendment through August 9, 2018.  Please direct any comments to:

Serpil Ergun
Executive Director of Judicial Operations
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1 W. Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


Amendment to Local Rule 2 (Assignment and Scheduling of Cases) Effective May 2, 2018

The Domestic Relations Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas has approved distribution for comment proposed changes to Local Rule 2 (Assignment and Scheduling of Cases).  The proposed amendment provides for the election of an administrative judge for a two-year term and a docket reduction, the assumption of the role of Duty Judge in the Duty Judge's absence, and the elimination of blanket assignments. 

To view the amendment, please click
here.  The new and deleted language appears in RED.

The Court will accept comments regarding the rule amendment through April 23, 2018.  Please direct any comments to:

Serpil Ergun
Executive Director of Judicial Operations
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1 W. Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


Amendment to Local Rule 2 Effective January 19, 2017

The Domestic Relations Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas has approved distribution for comment proposed changes to Local Rule 2 (Assignment and Scheduling of Cases).  The proposed amendment provides for the appointment of a “Duty Judge” to handle routine matters in cases when the assigned judge is not available.  To view the amendment, please click
here.  The new and deleted language appears in RED. 

The Court will accept comments regarding the rule amendment through November 28, 2016.  Please direct any comments to:

Serpil Ergun
Administrator for Judicial Operations/Chief Magistrate
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1 W. Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


Amendment to Local Rule 37 Effective August 15, 2016

The Domestic Relations Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas is requesting comments regarding a proposed amendment to Local Rule 37 (Order of Reference).  The amendment is of a technical nature.  The amendment removes the need for a separate order of reference in each case by expressly stating that magistrates have the power to hear Petitions for Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders and related motions. 

To view the amendment, please click
here.  The amended language appears in RED

The Court will accept comments regarding the rule amendment through September 15, 2016. Please direct any comments to: 

Serpil Ergun 
Administrator for Judicial Operations/Chief Magistrate 
Cuyahoga County Courthouse 
1 W. Lakeside Avenue 
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


Amendment to Local Rule 1 Effective June 9, 2016
 
The Domestic Relations Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas has amended Local Rule 1 (Pleadings and Motions) effective 06/09/2016. The amended rule deletes an instruction to the Clerk of Courts not to accept post decree motions from a moving party with an unpaid balance for court costs due from that party. The amendment was adopted without prior notice due to immediate need pursuant to Rule 5(A)(2) of the Ohio Supreme Court Rules of Superintendence. 

To view the amendment, please click
here. The deleted language appears in RED.

The Court will accept comments regarding the rule amendment through June 17, 2016. Please direct any comments to:

Serpil Ergun
Administrator for Judicial Operations/Chief Magistrate
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1 W. Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113