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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Domestic Relations Division as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Summit County, Ohio, and resources applicable to all courts in Ohio.
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Summit County Case Records
Search Summit County Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court case records online. Juvenile and probate records are not included.
Summit County Court of Common Pleas General and Domestic Relations Case Records
Search Summit County Court of Common Pleas General and Domestic Relations Divisions domestic, civil, or criminal case records by name or case number. Civil cases may also be searched by judge, date, case type, and document type or by property parcel number. Juvenile and probate cases are not included.
Background Check Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers instructions for obtaining a criminal background check from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
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Attorney General Opinions
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Forms and related information
Summit County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Clerk Forms
View and download Summit County County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division new case, service requests, and subpoena forms, from the Clerk of Courts office.
Summit County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Summit County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division.
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.
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, support or visitation affidavit.
Self help, legal research, general information
Summit County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division Local Rules
View the local rules of Summit County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division.
Summit County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division Information
View information about Summit County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division, including jurisdiction, special programs for parents, agency and research resources, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Summit County Child Support Enforcement
View information about the Summit County Child Support Enforcement Agency, including establishment of paternity and support orders, modification of orders, enforcement, and payments. Find detailed information at the "Child Support Enforcement Agency" menu item in the left column.
Central Northeast Ohio Legal Information
Community Legal Aid offers information on a variety of legal topics, including consumer, education, employment, family law, health care, housing, juvenile, and wills and trusts.
Medina and Summit County Domestic Violence Help
The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties provides victims of domestic violence with a 24-hour hotline, information, crisis shelter, support groups, court advocacy, and links to additional information.
Medina and Summit County Sexual Assault Help
The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties provides victims of sexual assault with a 24-hour hotline, information, support groups, and court and hospital advocacy.
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 and Probate Court Systems
Informational guides and videos are available that describe the juvenile and probate court systems.
View a parenting time guide for Ohio parents living apart.
Citizen Brochures and Small Claims Guide
The Ohio Judicial Conference offers a guide to small claims court, and brochures on topics such as jury service, legal terminology, mediation, and self-representation in legal proceedings.
View Ohio Rules of Court including civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, juvenile procedure, traffic, and rules that apply to lawyers and judges.
Dispute Resolution Information
View information about arbitration and mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to mediation services, rosters of local mediators, and a guide to selecting a mediator are provided.
Domestic Violence Help
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers information for victims of domestic violence and links to additional resources and services.
Domestic Violence Resources and Information
View information and publications about domestic violence issues, including elder abuse, teen dating, and juvenile exposure to abuse. Links to protection order forms, legal resources, and advocacy organizations are also provided.
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.
Local Court Rules
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The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information for crime victims, including victims' compensation, notification, cyber safety, and a searchable directory of victim services and resources.
Attorney General Legal Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers answers to frequently asked questions about a variety of legal issues.
Consumer Protection Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information and assistance to Ohio residents on cyber safety, identity theft, telephone solicitors, debt collection, elder fraud, and various other consumer scams. Search complaints, court decisions, and news on consumer issues, or file a consumer complaint form online.
The Ohio State Bar Association offers information for the public about lawyers, business-related resources, a Small Business handbook, legal tools, and publications on a variety of legal topics.
Legal Information for the Disabled
Disability Rights Ohio offers information on various legal topics of interest to disabled persons.
Legal Pamphlets for Seniors
Legal and long-term care resources are offered by Pro Senior, including hotline directories, downloadable pamphlets on topics of interest to seniors, and volunteer legal services.
Legal Resources for Low-income Residents
Ohio Legal Services offers legal information, assistance and referrals to low-income individuals and families in Ohio.
Ohio Constitution, Laws, and Regulations
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Supreme Court Law Library
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Summit County Lawyer Complaints
The Akron Bar Association offers a fee arbitration program to resolve disputes about lawyers' fees, and a Certified Grievance Committee to handle lawyer misconduct complaints. Links to required forms are included.
Summit County Lawyer Referral
The Akron Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online request form that includes an initial consultation for a nominal fee.
Summit County Lawyers
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Summit County Victim Help
The Summit County Prosecutor's Office provides crime victims with information about victims rights, advocacy referrals, court accompaniment, case status notification, and assistance with victims compensation applications.
Central Northeast Ohio Legal Assistance
Community Legal Aid provides free civil legal assistance for low-income residents in Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne Counties. Additional services offered include a telephone help line, online resource library, and public workshops and clinics.
Domestic Violence Legal Assistance
The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center offers free legal services to crime victims, and provides links to counseling services, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and local victim assistance programs. A Crime Victims Rights Toolkit is also available.
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 for attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio by name, registration number, and location.
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.
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 also available for general inquiries and assistance.
Lawyer Referral and Information Services
View a list of Ohio lawyer referral and information services by geographic area served, and a list of registered prepaid legal service providers.
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, and referrals to private attorneys who will assist low-income seniors for a reduced fee.
Legal Assistance for the Disabled
Disability Rights Ohio provides free legal assistance to disabled persons on a variety of matters, including disability abuse, neglect, and discrimination, and access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, voting rights, and community integration.
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 contacts are included.
Search by county or zip code for providers of free and low-cost civil legal services for income-eligible residents. Links to law school clinics, mediation services, lawyer referral services, and domestic violence resources are also available.