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Lake County Court of Common Pleas General, Domestic Relations, and Probate Case Records
Search Lake County Court of Common Pleas General and Domestic Relations Divisions case records by name, case number, case type and date range, action code and date range, or attorney information. Additional search options include case type, case status, party type, filing date range, birth date range, and death date range. Search Court of Common Pleas Probate Division case records by name, date range, case number, action code, party type, case type, and case status. Juvenile Division records are not available.
Background Check Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers instructions for obtaining a criminal background check from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
View recent Ohio Attorney General official opinions, browse opinions by year, or search by keyword.
Self help, legal research, general information
Lake County Domestic Violence Help
Forbes House provides a 24-hour helpline, shelter, support groups, counseling, advocacy, and children's programs for victims of domestic violence.
Lake County Child Support Enforcement
View information about the Lake County Child Support Enforcement Division, with links to forms, resources, paternity establishment, review and adjustment, enforcement, and payments.
Lake County Law Library
View information about Lake County Law Library, including locations, hours, available materials and services, an online catalog, and links to additional online research resources.
Lake County Criminal, Child Support, and Juvenile Information
The Lake County Prosecutor's Office offers information about procedure in criminal, child support enforcement, and juvenile cases in Lake County Court of Common Pleas. Links are in the left column.
Ohio Constitution, Laws, and Regulations
Search the Ohio Constitution, Revised Code, or Administrative Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
View Ohio Rules of Court including civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, juvenile procedure, traffic, and rules that apply to lawyers and judges.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
View information about various legal topics including the court system, consumer rights, criminal matters, disability, domestic violence, employment, family law, health care, housing, immigration, public benefits, expungement, seniors, education, taxes, veterans, and wills and probate. Information can be searched by keyword and some information is available in Spanish. A dictionary of legal terms is also provided.
Domestic Violence Resources and Information
View information and publications about domestic violence issues, including elder abuse and teen dating, with links to legal resources such as laws and court rules, and other resources and agencies.
The Ohio Office of Child Support offers information and services related to child support, including paternity, support orders, modification, enforcement, collection, payment, and forms.
Foreclosure and Eviction Information and Resources
View information and resources for Ohio homeowners facing foreclosure, including foreclosure mediation information and resources for renters facing eviction.
The Ohio State Bar Association offers information for the public about lawyers, small business, and publications on legal topics including a death planning family manual and LawFacts pamphlets on a variety of legal topics such as divorce, probate, credit laws, guardianship, living wills, bankruptcy, and more.
Citizen Brochures and Small Claims Guide
The Ohio Judicial Conference offers a guide to small claims court and brochures on topics such as legal terminology, representing yourself, mediation, and court procedure.
View a parenting time guide for divorced or separated parents.
Dispute Resolution Information
View information about arbitration and mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to directories of mediators and a guide to selecting a mediator are included.
Supreme Court Law Library
View information about the Ohio Supreme Court Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, description of available materials and services, and an online ask-a-librarian service.
Local Court Rules
View Ohio Court of Common Pleas, County Court, and Municipal Court local rules by county.
Legal Information for Seniors
Pro Seniors offers information for Ohio seniors about consumer, elder law, and health issues, including power of attorney forms and advance directives.
Legal Pamphlets for Seniors
Pro Seniors offers downloadable pamphlets on a variety of legal issues of interest to Ohio seniors.
Domestic Violence Help
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers information for survivors of domestic violence, links to additional resources, and information about prevention.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information for crime victims, including victims' compensation, notification, cyber safety, and a searchable directory of victim services providers.
Consumer Protection Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information and tips for consumers, including cyber safety, identity theft, foreclosure scams and resources, telephone solicitors, debt collection, elder fraud, and various other consumer scams. An online scam report form, search of consumer complaints, and search of consumer-related court decisions are also provided.
Attorney General Legal Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers answers to frequently asked questions about a wide variety of legal issues.
Juvenile Court Information
View a guide and videos explaining the Ohio juvenile justice system, from the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
Lake County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Mediation
View information about Lake County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial.
Lake County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Information
View information about Lake County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division, including types of cases, answers to frequently asked questions, and information about a parenting seminar.
Lake County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division Local Rules
View the local rules of Lake County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Northeastern Ohio Legal Assistance
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland provides free civil legal help to low-income residents of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain Counties. A telephone application line, locations of local offices, information about programs, answers to frequently asked question, and a list of upcoming free advice clinics are included.
Lake County Victim Help
The Lake County Prosecutor's Office provides crime victims with information about victims' rights, a 24-hour hotline, support, referrals, and assistance with victim impact statements and victims' compensation applications.
Lake County Lawyer Referral and Directory
The Lake County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, and a link to a directory of members by area of law.
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio by name, registration number, and location.
Lawyer Referral and Information Services
View a list of Ohio lawyer referral and information services by area served, and a list of registered prepaid legal service providers.
Complaints Against Lawyers and Judges
View instructions for filing an official complaint against a lawyer or judge in Ohio, with answers to frequently asked questions, rules, and a link to the complaint form.
Legal Assistance for the Disabled
Disability Rights Ohio provides free legal assistance to disabled persons in some types of cases.
The Office of the Ohio Public Defender offers information about its representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases, with links to local county public defenders and appointed counsel.
Search by county or zip code for providers of free and low-cost civil legal services for low-income residents. Links to law school clinics, mediation services, lawyer referral services, and domestic violence resources are also available.
Legal Assistance for Seniors
Pro Seniors provides Ohio residents over 60 with free legal assistance by telephone in all counties; in-person staff attorney assistance in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren Counties; and referrals to private attorneys who will assist low-income seniors for a reduced fee.
Legal Assistance for Western Ohio and Migrant Farmworkers
Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality provide free civil legal services for low-income residents of 32 western Ohio counties, and for migrant farmworkers statewide. A toll free telephone line, online application forms in English and Spanish, and local office contact information are included.
Domestic Violence Legal Assistance
The Justice League of Ohio provides free legal services for crime victims, and links to counseling services, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and local victim assistance programs.
File a Consumer Complaint
Complete an online form to file a consumer complaint with the Ohio Attorney General's Office. A live chat with an agent is available.
Forms and related information
Lake County Court of Common Pleas General and Domestic Relations Forms
View and download forms for use in Lake County Court of Common Pleas General and Domestic Relations Divisions, including pretrial and trial procedural forms, foreclosure, garnishment, financial, child support, and protection orders.
Protection Order Forms and Information
View and download domestic violence, juvenile, and stalking or sexually oriented offense protection order forms for use in Ohio courts. Links to related legal resources and publications are included.
Domestic Relations Forms
View and download forms for use in Court of Common Pleas domestic relations cases.
View and download forms for use in Court of Common Pleas probate cases.
Lake County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Forms
View and download forms for use in Lake County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division.