Court Forms

BEFORE USING THE FORMS LISTED BELOW, PLEASE CONSIDER TALKING TO AN ATTORNEY.

Court cases can be very complicated, and even if you are representing yourself, you should see a lawyer for legal advice as to how the law applies to you, and what is best for your particular situation. This might save you time, money, trips to the courthouse, and help you avoid serious mistakes. There are lawyers who will help you. For more information, call the Mahoning County Bar Association at 330-746-2933 or Community Legal Aid at 1-800-309-5454.

"Please find the following seven Ohio Supreme Court Domestic Relations Forms approved through The Ohio Supreme Court Administrative Actions dated June 8, 2020 that removes the necessity of a notarization due to the observance of social distancing and the potential cost for online notarization that requires access to the internet."

Motion for Contempt and Statement - Uniform DR Form 21.pdf 
Statement of Health Insurance - Uniform DR Form 4.pdf 
Parenting Proceeding Statement - Uniform DR Form - Affidavit 3.pdf 
Statement of  Property - Uniform DR Form 2.pdf 
Statement of Income and Expenses - Uniform DR Form 1.pdf 
Information for Parenting Proceeding Affidavit - DV Form 10.01-F.pdf 
Petition for Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order - DV Form 10.01-D.pdf

DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT FILING CHECKLIST:  
This checklist will help ensure that you include all the necessary forms when initiating various types of actions in the Court.

DIVORCE/DISSOLUTION FILING FORMS

Affidavit 1: Affidavit of Basic Information, Income, and Expenses

Affidavit 2: Affidavit of Property and Debt

Parenting Proceeding Affidavit (Uniform DR Form 3)

Health Insurance Affidavit (Uniform DR Form 4)

Affidavit 5: Motion and Affidavit for Temporary Orders Without Oral Hearing

Mutual Restraining Order 

IV-D Application for Child Support Services

Order Converting Dissolution to Action for Divorce - Word

Order Converting Divorce Action to Dissolution - Word

Required Language for Child Support, Spousal Support and Health Insurance Orders
Request for Certified Copies (PDF)


If you are filing a complaint or counterclaim for divorce, you will need to have a witness who has personal knowledge of the grounds for the divorce.  This witness has to testify at the divorce trial.  You are responsible for making these arrangements.  If the trial is by video, the witness can testify over Zoom.



PARENTING TIME FORMS

Local Parenting Time Schedule - Word

Long Distance Parenting Time Schedule - Word

Transitional Parenting Time Schedule - Word

Notice of Intent to Relocate (PDF)

    


CONTEMPT
 
Summons and Order to Appear - Word

Request for Court Appointed Attorney 
Financial Disclosure/Affidavit of Indigence 


Motion, Entry & Certification for Appointed Counsel Fees
Explanation of Medical Bills


 
 REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN ORDERS
 
Notice of Registration of Foreign Support Order - Word

Notice of Registration of Multiple Foreign Support Orders

Judgment Entry Confirming Registration of Foreign Support Order - Word

Notice of Registration of Foreign Custody Order - Word
Judgment Entry Confirming Registration of Foreign Custody Order - Word
 
 
 SERVICE
Order Appointment as Standing Process Server - Word
Application Appointment as Standing Process Server - PDF

Order appointing Process Server (one-time appointment) - Word
Motion to appointing Process Server (one-time appointment) - PDF

Order for Service by Publication - Word
Request and Affidavit  for Service by Publication - PDF

Legal Notice for Publication - Word

Order for Service by Posting* - Word
Request and Affidavit for Service by Posting* - PDF

Legal Notice for Posting* - Word

Order for Service by Posting of Civil Protection Orders* - Word
Request and Affidavit for Service by Posting of Civil Protection Orders* - PDF

Legal Notice for Posting of Civil Protection Orders* - Word

*Posting can only be used in association with a Poverty Affidavit



 MISCELLANEOUS

Application/Resume to Serve as Guardian ad Litem

Order Waiving Deposit for Court Costs - Word
Poverty Affidavit Seeking Waiver of Deposit - PDF

Praecipe for Transcript

IRS Form 8332

Local Income Tax Rates



 INTERPRETERS

Language Access Plan

Request for Appointment of Foreign Language Interpreter

Order Appointing Foreign Language Interpreter - Word

Request for Appointment of Sign Language Interpreter

Order Appointing Sign Language Interpreter - Word



 OHIO SUPREME COURT UNIFORM DOMESTIC RELATIONS FORMS:  The following forms are promulgated by the Ohio Supreme Court.  The Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court encourages litigants to be represented by attorneys.  If  you are a self-represented litigant, be aware you must follow the same rules and regulations required by Ohio law.  Court staff cannot give you legal advice.  


If you do not have counsel, you may wish to contact Community Legal Services at 1-800-998-9454 or the Mahoning County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service at 330-746-2737.


Click on the following link to access the forms in Word and to download them in other languages:  http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/JCS/CFC/DRForms/default.asp 

     

Complaint for Divorce Without Children (Uniform DR Form 6)

Complaint for Divorce With Children (Uniform DR Form 7)

Counterclaim for Divorce Without Children (Uniform DR Form 8)

Counterclaim for Divorce With Children (Uniform DR Form 9)

Answer to Complaint Without Children (Uniform DR 10)

Answer to Complaint With Children (Uniform DR Form 11)

Reply to Counterclaim for Divorce Without Children (Uniform DR Form 12)

Reply to Counterclaim for Divorce With Children (Uniform DR Form 13)

Judgment Entry - Decree of Divorce Without Children (Uniform DR Form 14) - Word

Judgment Entry - Decree of Divorce With Children (Uniform DR Form 15) - Word

Judgment Entry Converting Interest in Real Estate(Uniform DR Form 16) - Word

Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Waiver of Service Summons (Uniform DR Form 17)

Judgment Entry - Decree of Dissolution of Marriage (Uniform DR Form 18) - Word

Separation Agreement (Uniform DR Form 19)

Shared Parenting Plan (Uniform DR Form 20)

Parenting Plan (Uniform DR Form 21)

Parenting Judgment Entry (Uniform DR Form 22) - Word
Complaint for Parentage, Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities and Parenting Time (Uniform DR Form 23)

Motion for Contempt and Affidavit and Instruction for Service (Uniform DR Form 24)

Show Cause Order (Uniform DR Form 25) - Word

Motion for Change of Parenting Time (Uniform DR Form 26)

Motion for Change of Parental Rights and Responsibilities (Uniform DR Form 27)

Motion for Change of Child Support, Medical Support, Tax Exemption, or Other Child-Related Expenses (Uniform DR Form 28)

Explanation of Health Care Bills (Uniform DR Form 29)

Waiver of Service of Summons (Uniform DR Form 30)

Request for Service (Uniform DR Form 31)



 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORMS

  1. 10.01-A GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDERS
  2. 10.01-C INFORMATION ABOUT FILING A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR DATING VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER PETITION
  3. 10.01-D PETITION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER (R.C. 3113.31)
  4. 10.01-F INFORMATION FOR PARENTING PROCEEDING AFFIDAVIT (R.C. 3127.23 A)
  5. 10.01-H DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER DVCPO EX PARTE
  6. 10.01-I DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER (CPO) FULL HEARING (R.C. 3113.31)
  7. 10.01-J CONSENT AGREEMENT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER (R.C. 3113.31)
  8. 10.01-K MOTION TO MODIFY OR TERMINATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER OR CONSENT AGREEMENT
  9. 10.01-L JUDGMENT ENTRY ON MOTION TO MODIFY OR TERMINATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER OR CONSENT AGREEMENT
  10. 10.01-M MODIFIED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER
  11. 10.01-O PART 1 - SUMMONS AND ORDER TO APPEAR IN A DV CPO CONTEMPT - Word
  12. 10.01-O PART 2 - REQUEST FOR COURT APPOINTED COUNSEL DV CPO CONTEMPT
  13. 10.01-O PART 3 - MOTION FOR CONTEMPT OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER
  14. 10.01-P PETITION FOR DATING VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER (R.C. 3113.31)
  15. 10.01-Q DATING VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER (DTCPO) EX PARTE
  16. 10.01-R DATING VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER (DTCPO) FULL HEARING
  17. 10.01-S CONSENT AGREEMENT AND DATING VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER (R.C. 3113.31)
  18. 10.01-T MODIFIED DATING VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER
  19. 10-A Protection Order Notice of NCIC - dismissal
  20. 10-A Protection Order Notice to NCIC
  21. 10-B How to complete a prot. order notice to NCIC - not on website
  22. 10-C WARNING CONCERNING THE ATTACHED PROTECTION ORDER OR CONSENT AGREEMENT
  23. 10-D NOTICE TO RESPONDENT OR DEFENDANT ABOUT EXISTENCE OF PROTECTION ORDER
  24. 10-E WIRELESS SERVICE TRANSFER ORDER IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER
  25. 10-F NOTICE OF RECEIPT
  26. Motion for Return of Weapons
  27. Motion to Renew CPO

For a complete set of the CPO Forms in both Word and pdf formats, please click on the following link to the Ohio Supreme Court Website: CPO Forms