Ohio Supreme Court Approves Standardized Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court Forms for Use
The Ohio Supreme Court has approved the standardized Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court forms we first blogged about in October. These 23 new forms, which cover divorces, dissolutions, motions for change in the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities (custody and visitation) and child support, and parenting plans, became effective on July 1st. According to the Court's Press Release, these forms are designed to "increase access to justice in family-law related proceedings in domestic relations and juvenile courts." Each form is available in both PDF and Word format for ease of use. The Court's Press Release also indicates that all Courts in Ohio must accept these forms, although Courts can also create and accept their own forms.