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Court Forms


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.

This checklist will help ensure that you include all the necessary forms when initiating various types of actions in the Court.

Affidavit of Income & Expenses (Uniform DR Form 1)
Affidavit of Property (Uniform DR Form 2)
Parenting Proceeding Affidavit (Uniform DR Form 3)
Health Insurance Affidavit (Uniform DR Form 4)
Motion and Affidavit for Temporary Orders Without Oral Hearing (Uniform DR Form 5)
Mutual Restraining Order 
Family Information Sheet   
IV-D Application for Child Support Services
Entry Converting Dissolution to Action for Divorce
Entry Converting Divorce Action to Dissolution
Mandatory Language for Orders
Order for Certified Copies


Local Parenting Time Schedule 
Long Distance Parenting Time Schedule   
Transitional Parenting Time Schedule 
Notice of Intent to Relocate


Summons and Order to Appear 
Request for Court Appointed Attorney 
Financial Disclosure/Affidavit of Indigence 
Poverty Affidavit & Order Seeking Court Appointed Counsel
Motion, Entry & Certification for Appointed Counsel Fees
Explanation of Medical Bills


Notice of Registration of Foreign Support Order
Notice of Registration of Multiple Foreign Support Orders
Judgment Entry Confirming Registration of Foreign Support Order
Notice of Registration of Foreign Custody Order
Judgment Entry Confirming Registration of Foreign Custody Order


Request, Affidavit & Order for Service by Publication
Legal Notice for Publication
Request Affidavit & Order for Service by Posting*
Legal Notice for Posting*
Request Affidavit & Order for Service by Posting of Civil Protection Orders*
Legal Notice for Posting of Civil Protection Orders*
*Posting can only be used in association with a Poverty Affidavit


Application/Resume to Serve as Guardian ad Litem
Poverty Affidavit & Order Seeking Waiver of Deposit
Praecipe for Transcript
Request for Interpreter
IRS Form 8332
Division of Property Order
Local Income Tax Rates
Application for the Appointment of Designated Process Server


Language Access Plan
Request for Appointment of Foreign Language Interpreter
Order Appointing Foreign Language Interpreter
Request for Appointment of Sign Language Interpreter
Order Appointing Sign Language Interpreter

OHIO SUPREME COURT UNIFORM DOMESTIC RELATIONS FORMS: The following forms are offered by the Ohio Supreme Court to permit litigants to represent themselves. The Court encourages litigants to be represented by attorneys whenever possible. Representing yourself may take a lot of time, may be difficult and may be confusing. Please be aware that even though you are not an attorney, you must follow the same rules and regulations required by Ohio law.  Keep in mind that 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: 

Complaint for Divorce Without Children (Uniform DR Form 6)
Complaint for Divorce With Children (Uniform DR Form 7)
Counterclaim for Divorce (Uniform DR Form 8)
Answer to Complaint Without Children (Uniform DR 9)
Answer to Complaint With Children (Uniform DR Form 10)
Final Judgment for Divorce Without Children (Uniform DR Form 11)
Final Judgment for Divorce With Children (Uniform DR Form 12)
Judgment Entry Converting Interest in Real Estate (Uniform DR Form 13)
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Waiver of Service of Summons (Uniform DR Form 14)
Judgment Entry of Dissolution of Marriage (Uniform DR Form 15)
Separation Agreement (Uniform DR Form 16)
Shared Parenting Plan (Uniform DR Form 17)
Parenting Plan (Uniform DR Form 18)
Parenting Judgment Entry (Uniform DR Form 19)
Complaint for Parentage, Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities and Parenting Time (Uniform DR Form 20)
Motion for Contempt and Affidavit (Uniform DR Form 21)
Show Cause Order (Uniform DR Form 22)
Motion for Change of Parenting Time (Uniform DR Form 23)
Motion for Change of Parental Rights and Responsibilities (Uniform DR Form 24)
Motion for Change of Child Support, Medical Support, Tax Exemption, or Other Child-Related Expenses (Uniform DR Form 25)
Explanation of Health Care Bills (Uniform DR Form 26)
Waiver of Service of Summons (Uniform Dr Form 27)
Request for Service (Uniform DR Form 28)


General Information about Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders
How to Obtain a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order
How to Complete a Petition for a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order
Petition for Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order
Information for Parenting Proceeding Affidavit
Domestic Violence Ex-Parte Civil Protection Order
Consent Agreement and Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order
Full Hearing Civil Protection Order
Motion to Modify CPO
Motion for Contempt of CPO
Motion to Terminate CPO
Motion to Renew CPO
Motion for Return of Weapon(s)

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