Our collection of information relating to the Coronavirus outbreak’s impact on divorce, custody, and family law cases in Ohio.
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Northeast Ohio Court Announcements
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Summit Domestic Relations Court (3/24/20) – All hearings except for CPO hearings will be conducted by telephone or video. Read more at the link.
Medina County Domestic Relations Court (3/12/20) – Attendance at hearings will be through teleconference system when possible. Court must pre-authorize parties and counsel before entering the courthouse for final hearings or dissolution hearings.
Portage County Domestic Relations Court (3/17/20) – Temporary hearings, Status Conferences, and Pretrial by telephone only; final and evidentiary hearings determined on a case-by-case basis; Mediations by telephone only; GAL meetings by telephone or Skype.
Stark County Family Law Court (Word Doc) (Updated 3/19/20) – Pretrials and temporary hearings by telephone & parties can waive pretrials if desired; Court consider requests to appear by telephone or video conference; no persons with a fever >100 or close contact with persons known to be infected with COVID-19 permitted to enter the courthouse.
Summit County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) (3/17/20) – Effective March 17, 2020, the Summit County CSEA has suspended face-to-face access at their offices. All communications will be through phone, email, or their web portal. Administrative hearings will be conducted by telephone through April 30, 2020. Child support payments can be made online, by phone, by mail, by mobile app, or at MoneyGram locations. More information can be found at the PDF document in link.