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How do I file a petition for custody or visitation?
How can I check on the status of my charge? Can I review case files?
If one parent has legal custody, does the other parent have any rights?
Do I need an attorney, or can I ask or file something by myself?&l
How do I terminate my parental rights or the rights of my child's other parent?
Can I speak to the Judge or Magistrate about my case?
How do I get shared parenting or joint custody?
What can I do if the other parent does not follow a Court order? &
When you appear in our Court you should:
How do I get my support order modified, reduced or terminated? <
How do I obtain court appointed counsel?
How can a child's last name be changed?
How long does it take for the hearing?
What determines the county in which one should file for custody and/or visitation?
How can I get my juvenile record sealed or expunged?
What can I do if I do not get my visitation that the Court ordered?
What happens if I don't pay support?
What is the difference between the Judge and a Magistrate?
The Court does not:
What is the difference between custody and guardianship?
What rights does a parent have under joint custody?
What kinds of cases does the Judge hear?
What rights does a man have if he has not been found to be the child's father?
How do I get emancipated?
If we get back together, what happens to the child support obligation?
What is a purge order?
What if I’m unable to appear on the date of my hearing?
When will the Court reach a decision in my case?
How do I file an objection or an appeal?
Why is it necessary to notify an absent or unknown parent of a pending hearing or Court acti
What kind of juvenile violent crimes lead directly to adult Court?
What is Unofficial Court?
What kind of cases can Magistrates hear?
How do I get driving privileges if the Court or school initiated the suspension?
Do parties have a right to a lawyer in a paternity or support case?
What happens if I don't pay my Court fines and costs?
Where do I go to pay my traffic ticket?
Do the juvenile and parent need to be present for a tobacco citation?
How do I establish paternity?
How do I get my name on the birth certificate?
If I am alleged to be the genetic father of a child, how can I make sure the child is mine?&
What is the role of a Probation Officer?
Can a juvenile in a traffic case apply for a Public Defender?
Do I have to be present in Court to make my statement?
What are the qualifications to become a Judge or Magistrate?
How do I get my license reinstated if non-payment of support is the reason it was suspended?
Who is eligible to have a hearing in Unofficial?
I am a victim in a case and the juvenile has not paid restitution, what are my options?
Note: Certain questions posed to the clerks department requir
What is a bond?
What's the difference between Official and Unofficial?
What precautions can I take to keep the offender away from me?
I am the victim in a case and I have received notice of a hearing. Am I required to attend?
What is the process for a victim to initiate a civil lawsuit?
If the offender is committed to the Department of Youth Services, can I be informed of his o
When can I provide my victim impact statement to the Court?
Lake County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division
53 East Erie Street · Painesville, Ohio 44077
440-350-3000 · Fax: 440-350-2724