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Resources for the Erie County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Erie County, Ohio, and resources applicable to all courts in Ohio.
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Erie County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division Forms
View and download forms for use in Erie County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division, including estate, guardianship, conservatorship, trust, and adoption forms. Links are on the left side of the page.
Erie County Victim Assistance Forms
View and download forms for use by crime victims in Erie County.
Domestic Relations Forms
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View and download forms for use in Court of Common Pleas Probate cases.
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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.
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Erie County Child Support Enforcement
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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 Justice System Information
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Dispute Resolution Information
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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
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Foreclosure and Eviction Information and Resources
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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.
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Consumer Protection Information
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Disability Rights Ohio offers information on various legal topics of interest to disabled persons.
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Erie County Lawyers
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Erie County Public Defender
View information about the Erie County Public Defender office, which provides free legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration. A link to the application form is included.
Erie County Victim Help
The Erie County Prosecutor's Office Victim Assistance Program provides crime victims with information about the criminal justice system, case status notification, court accompaniment, counseling, referrals, and assistance with restitution, victims' compensation applications, victim impact statements, and protection orders. Links to forms are included.
Erie and Huron County Attorney Complaints
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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.
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Lawyer Referral and Information Services
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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.