Proposed Local Rule 40 and Request for Comments



Proposed Local Rule 40

The Domestic Relations Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas is requesting comments regarding proposed Local Rule 40 (Custody Evaluation).

The proposed rule establishes local requirements for mental health professionals serving as custody evaluators in accordance with Rules 91.01-91.09 of the Ohio Rules of Superintendence, which are effective September 1, 2022.  The Superintendence Rules provide standards to provide accountability and uniformity of practice in how custody evaluations should be conducted and what is to be expected of an evaluator.

To view the proposed rule, please click here.

The Court will accept comments regarding the rule amendment through September 5, 2022.  Please direct any comments to:

Magistrate Serpil Ergun, JD, CCM, CCE

Fellow, Institute of Court Management

Executive Director of Judicial Operations

Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court

1 W. Lakeside Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44113