Domestic Relations Court

Domestic Relations Court is a specialized division of Common Pleas Court that only hears certain kinds of cases. Generally, domestic relations courts hear divorces, dissolutions, legal separations, annulments, domestic violence civil protection order petitions, enforcement of foreign support orders, establishment of certain foreign support cases and registration of certain non-Ohio divorce decrees. Additionally, the court continues to retain jurisdiction to enforce its own orders and to modify issues relating to the custody of minor children and child support. The Hancock County Domestic Relations Division also hears petitions for civil protection orders based on stalking or sexually oriented offenses.

Domestic Relations Filing Fees:
The following fees are to be be paid at the Hancock County Clerk of Courts Office, located at the Hancock County Courthouse, 3rd Floor, 300 South Main Street Findlay, Ohio:

DIVORCES (NO CHILDREN) $350.00
DIVORCES (WITH CHILDREN) $425.00
DISSOLUTIONS (NO CHILDREN) $325.00
DISSOLUTIONS (WITH CHILDREN) $400.00
DOMESTIC MATTERS WITH PUBLICATION (ADDITIONAL DEPOSIT) $200.00
ANSWER & COUNTERCLAIM (DIVORCE – NO CHILDREN) $245.00
ANSWER & COUNTERCLAIM (DIVORCE – WITH CHILDREN) $295.00
HOME INVESTIGATION (PER HOUSEHOLD) $100.00
DOMESTIC CONTINUING JURISDICTION MOTIONS 

IF PARTIES HAVEN’T ATTENDED HOPE PARENTING CLASS IN THE

PAST 2 YEARS (ADDITIONAL DEPOSIT)

$175.00 

$ 70.00

GUARDIAN AD LITEM (VOLUNTEER) $350.00
GUARDIAN AD LITEM (ATTORNEY) $600.00
H.O.P.E. SESSION (PER FAMILY) $70.00
SUBPOENA (EACH – WHEN PARTY HAS NO DEPOSIT $10.00
APPEALS TO COURT OF APPEALS $150.00 – FIXED BY COURT OF APPEALS

THE ABOVE COSTS AND DEPOSITS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

THE CLERK SHALL NOT ACCEPT FOR FILING ANY MOTIONS TO INVOKE CONTINUING JURISDICTION OF THE COURT, EXCEPT FOR THOSE MOTIONS PERTAINING TO CHARGES OF CONTEMPT FOR FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT, IF THE MOVANT HAS OUTSTANDING COURT COSTS, UNLESS THE COURT GRANTS A WAIVER FROM THIS RULE UPON GOOD CAUSE SHOWN.

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