Domestic Relations General Filing Requirements

The Summit County Domestic Relations Court does not accept any faxed or electronic filings at this time.

Divorces, Annulments, Legal Separations, Full Faith & Credit

The costs to file one of the above titled actions is $360.00 with children and without children $310.00. It is required that the original Complaint and 3 copies be filed.  Date of marriage and place of marriage must be stated in your Complaint.  Case Captions must provide full names and addresses.  A New Case Designation Form, an Affidavit of Income, Expenses, and an Affidavit of Property must be filed with the Complaint.  If children are involved, you must also file a Parenting Affidavit, Health Insurance Affidavit, and an Application for Child Support Services. Instructions for Service is also required at the time of filing.

Dissolutions

The cost to file for Dissolution is $340.00 with children and without children $310.00.  It is required that the original notarized Petition and notarized Waiver of Service of Summons and 2 copies be filed.  Date of marriage and place of marriage must be stated within the Petition.  Case captions must provide full names and addresses.  Original notarized Separation Agreement and/or notarized Shared Parenting Plan is also required at the time of filing with 3 copies (if children are involved you will need a total of 4 copies).  A New Case Designation Form, a Dissolution Affidavit of Property and Income (signed by both parties) must be filed with the Petition.  If children are involved, a Parenting Affidavit, a Health Insurrance Affidavit, and an Application for Child Support Services must be filed with the petition.  Both parties must attend the "Remember the Children Program" or a hearing date will not be set.

Post Decree Motions

The cost to file is $215.00.  If children are involved the cost to file is $240.00.  An Affidavit of Income, Expenses, and a Health Insurance Affidavit are required with a motion if child support is modified and/or terminated.  A Parenting Affidavit is also required if children are involved.  Instructions for Service must also be filed with complete address.  Case Captions must provide full names and address.  The orginal Motion and 3 copies are required for filing.

Private Parenting

The cost to file is $360.00.  It is required that the original Complaint and 3 copies be filed. (Complaint can be obtained from Domestic Relations Court).  A New Case Designation Form, a Health Insurrance Affidavit, an affidavit of Income, Expenses, A Parenting Affidavit, and an Application for Child Support Services must be filed with 3 copies with the Complaint.  Instructions for Services is also required at the time of filing.

 



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