Domestic Relations Court
Family Court Center
429 Michigan St.
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ph: (419) 213-6850
Ph: (419) 213-xxxx
Fx: (419) xxx-xxxx
The Domestic Relations Division of the Common Pleas Court
The Domestic Relations Division of the Common Pleas Court hears only civil cases of families involved in divorce, a dissolution of marriage, annulment, legal separation, child custody, visitation, child support, property division, spousal support, and all post divorce motions after the marriage has terminated.
The Court Counseling Department
The Court Counseling Department was first established as The Friend of the Court when, in 1938 Judge Paul Alexander hired the court’s first divorce caseworker. Today, the counseling department provides family evaluations for divorce and post-divorce issues litigated about children, intake services for domestic violence victims, and other relief, mediation, conciliation assessments, post-divorce case management / supervision, planning, and scheduling for the parent education program and other services as social concerns and the law changes.
The Civil Protection Order (CPO)
Domestic violence victims may be granted a Civil Protection Order (CPO). Victims are interviewed to determine the extent of their petition to the court for a protection order. Hearings associated with the CPO are conducted within 10 days through the Domestic Relations Court.