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New Message Regarding COVID-19 Issued by Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor

Message From Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Supreme Court of Ohio COVID-19 Guidance – October 28, 2020 “Dear Colleagues,   Several judges and magistrates have asked if there is additional guidance from the Supreme Court in light of the spiking numbers of COVID-19 cases and the hospital admissions.    The guidance remains the same. Your first consideration as …

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Summit County Domestic Relations Court Coronavirus Update – June 1, 2020

The Summit County Domestic Relations court updated their court procedures policies on June 1, 2020, changing the manner in which the court is conducting hearings in its cases. Trials and evidentiary hearings will now be conducted in-person in the courthouse. The following changes in court policies and procedures are made effective Monday June 1, 2020: …

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Stark County Update: Clerk of Courts Resumes Normal Hours

Louis Giavasis, the Clerk of Courts for Stark County, Ohio, issued the following press release today, May 14, 2020: For Immediate Release: Date: May 14, 2020Contact: Stark County Clerk of CourtsName: Louis P. Giavasis As a result of Ohio Governor DeWine beginning to “re-open” Ohio, I will be modifying the temporary hours in my Legal …

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Update: Medina County Domestic Relations Court Issues New COVID-19 Order – April 15, 2020

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Judge Mary Kovack of the Medina County, Ohio, Domestic Relations Court issued an updated Order regarding the court’s procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can download the order by clicking here. The content of the Order is as follows: IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEASDOMESTIC RELATIONS DIVISIONMEDINA COUNTY, OHIO IN …

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Can I file for a Divorce or Dissolution during Ohio’s Lockdown?

Absolutely. Despite the uncertainty of the times and the Stay at Home order issued by Governor Dewine on March 23, you can still file for a divorce or dissolution in Ohio. [Click here to schedule a divorce or dissolution consultation with us online.] Although the domestic relations courts in Ohio have implemented some restrictions and safety protocols, the …

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Grisi & Budde Offering Free Advanced Directives to Residents Age 60 and Over

We are proud to announce that we are launching a new initiative to support our local residents during the coronavirus outbreak. Starting today, April 7, 2020, we are offering to prepare Advanced Medical Directives – a Health Care Power of Attorney and a Living Will – free of charge to residents of Summit, Stark, Portage, …

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Stark County Family Court Updated Coronavirus Precautions and Policies – Eff. 3/24/2020

The Stark County Family Court issued the following release on March 30, 2020: DATE: March 30, 2020TO: Media ReleaseFROM: Judges James, Hall and NistSUBJECT: UPDATED Coronavirus (COVID 19) Precautions Effective March 24, 2020- April 30, 2020 when precautionary practices will be reassessed. As a result of the Governor declaring a state of emergency related to …

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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 it …

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