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Lake County Legal Resources

    Lake County Legal Resources

    Lake County Probate Court
    The Lake County Probate Court hears and oversees cases such as guardianship, adoption, and name changes for Lake County.  Court forms are available on the website:

    Lake County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division
    25 North Park Place
    Painesville, OH 44077
    (440) 350-2626

    Lake County Juvenile Court
    The Lake County Juvenile Court oversees cases concerning any person under eighteen years old who is alleged to be a juvenile traffic offender, delinquent, unruly, abused, neglected, or dependent in Lake County. Juvenile Court also has jurisdiction in adult cases involving paternity, child abuse, non-support, contributing to the delinquency of minors, and failure to send children to school.

    53 E. Erie Street
    Painesville, OH 44077
    (440) 350-3000

    Lake-Geauga Legal Aid
    Lake-Geauga Legal Aid is a non-profit agency providing free legal assistance to low income residents of Lake and Geauga counties.  Lake-Geauga Legal Aid is part of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.

    Key Bank Building
    8 North State St., Room #300
    Painesville, OH 44077
    (440) 352-6200
    Toll Free: 1-888-808-2800

    Fair Housing Resource Center
    The Fair Housing Resource Center (FHRC), Inc. offers housing programs for residents of Lake County. The mission of Fair Housing Resource Center is to promote equal housing opportunities for all persons and to advocate for fair housing and diversity in Lake and surrounding counties through the education and involvement of the public, the governments, and the business community. FHRC operates a Landlord/Tenant hotline service to county residents to assist them with their housing rights. FHRC also operates a fair housing intake complaint service for victims of housing discrimination. FHRC is a Housing Counseling agency certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and provides homeowner counseling such as foreclosure prevention, predatory lending, home financing and repairs.

    70 West Erie Street, Suite 260
    Painesville, OH 44077
    Phone (440) 392-0147
    Toll Free (866) 411-3472
    TTY Line (440) 392-0148