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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Quick Links for Our Clients:

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.

Ohio’s Stay at Home Order and Travel for Custody and Visitation

Does Ohio’s Stay at Home Order restrict travel to exchange children under court custody orders?

7 Guidelines for Divorced & Separated Parents Sharing Custody During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Authors from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AAFC) issued this guide last week regarding handling parenting time for divorced or separated couples. This was circulated via PDF and forwarded to me. As I do not have a download link for this document, I am re-printing itContinue reading

Ohio Governor Issues Stay at Home Order; Grisi & Budde Remains Open for Business

Grisi & Budde will remain operational after the Stay at Home Order takes effect.

Northeast Ohio Court Coronavirus Policies and Procedures

Every Ohio court is adopting individual policies and procedures regarding the COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) outbreak. In order to keep our clients up-to-date regarding their cases, we have collected links to Northeast Ohio courts’ coronavirus announcements and information for a number of courts throughout Northeast Ohio. This is not a comprehensive list of all courts in theContinue reading

Grisi & Budde Business Plan During The CoronaVirus & COVID-19 Outbreak

Update 3/23/2020: Even after the Governor’s stay-at-home order, we remain open, operational, and we continue to accept new divorce, dissolution, and family law clients. We want to reassure our clients and colleagues that there is no disruption to our services despite the Covid-19 virus and that Grisi & Budde is fully operational. Because we have investedContinue reading

Other Coronavirus Links and Resources

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