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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?
What is a purge order?
If we get back together, what happens to the child support obligation?
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