For Immediate Release: August 31, 2023
Effective September 8, 2023 the Lake County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division will no longer accept for filing the form complaint for custody, parenting time, child support, and other family law matters. The Honorable Judge Michael L. DeLeone has implemented the utilization of standardized family law forms established by the Supreme Court of Ohio. The standard family law forms will be available on the court’s website, https://juvenile.lakecountyohio.gov/, and in person at the Juvenile Division’s Clerks Office. The forms can also be accessed directly from the Ohio Supreme Court’s website. Judge DeLeone believes this will improve public access to file motions, clarity of requested relief, as well as increase consistency of filings. The present complaint forms will no longer be accepted for filings. Please click here to read the entire press release.