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Butler County Court of Common Pleas - General and Domestic Relations Divisions
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Butler County Court of Common Pleas - General and Domestic Relations Divisions as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Butler County, Ohio, and resources applicable to all courts in Ohio.
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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
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Forms and related information
View and download forms for use in Court of Common Pleas probate cases.
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.
Legal Forms and Information for Seniors
Pro Seniors offers interactive and downloadable forms and information for Ohio seniors, including power of attorney, simple will, advance directives, civil protection order, expungement, and child custody affidavit.
Self help, legal research, general information
Butler County Court of Common Pleas Specialty Courts
View information about Specialty Courts in Butler County Court of Common Pleas General Division, including Court Directed Addiction Treatment (Drug Court), Substance Abuse Mental Illness Court (SAMI Court), and the Felony Non-Support Program. These programs can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse and mental health problems. A link to the application form is included.
Butler County Victim Help
The Butler County Prosecutor's Office offers information about services and resources for crime victims, including victims' rights, case status notification, victim impact statements, and victims' compensation.
Butler County Law Library
View information about the Butler County Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and links to online research resources.
View a parenting time guide for divorced or separated parents.
The Ohio Office of Child Support offers information and services related to child support, including paternity, support orders, modification, enforcement, collection, payment, and forms.
Juvenile Court Information
View a guide and videos explaining the Ohio juvenile justice system, from the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
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 Ohio Rules of Court including civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, juvenile procedure, traffic, and rules that apply to lawyers and judges.
Local Court Rules
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Domestic Violence Help
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers information for survivors of domestic violence, links to additional resources, and information about prevention.
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 Attorney General's Office offers information for crime victims, including victims' compensation, notification, cyber safety, and a searchable directory of victim services providers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Complaints About Butler County Lawyers
The Butler County Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee helps resolve complaints about Butler County lawyers for misconduct. A form and instructions are included.
Butler County Lawyer Referral
The Butler County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone. An initial consultation with a lawyer for a nominal fee is available.
Butler County Public Defender
View information about the Butler County Public Defender's Office, which provides free legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration.
Southwestern Ohio Legal Assistance
The Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio provides free civil legal services for low-income residents in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties. A toll-free application line, local office contact information, and links to the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and the Volunteer Lawyers Project are included.
Cincinnati Area Lawyers and Lawyer Referral
The Cincinnati Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online form, and a searchable directory of lawyers in Butler, Clermont, and Hamilton Counties by area of law, location, and years of practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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