ATTENTION: Attorneys Submitting Preapprovals


This is to advise you of a change in the process of submitting preapproval paperwork to the Court before a final hearing.  This change is effective IMMEDIATELY.

When a Judgment Entry is submitted for preapproval the only documents that should be submitted by email to are the following:

  • Judgment Entry for Divorce/Dissolution, Legal Separation, Annulment (Word document)
  • Separation Agreement
  • Parenting Plan
  • Child Support Worksheet
  • Legal Description
  • Administrative Child Support Order/Juvenile Order, If applicable
  • OCSS Blue Sheet, If applicable
  • Jurisdiction Questionnaire

The following documents must be submitted by you for e-filing to the Clerk’s office.  The Court will no longer accept these documents by email and forward them to the Clerk’s office for filing on your behalf.  

  • Parenting Certificates
  • Parenting Proceeding Affidavits
  • IV-D application
  • Health Insurance Affidavits
  • Relocation Affidavits
  • Military Affidavits

Please note that the final hearing may be delayed if all necessary documents are not properly submitted in advance two weeks prior to the hearing.

Thank you.

The Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court