The Summit County Domestic Relations Court has exclusive jurisdiction of bringing marriages to an end. This may be by divorce, dissolution or annulment. The control of the Court continues until all the children born to the parties have reached age eighteen and no longer regularly attend high school. In addition, the Court has the power to enforce all its orders, even years after the end of the marriage.
In Summit County, the Domestic Relations Court also has jurisdiction over all matters involving custody, visitation and support of minor children, unless they are already wards of another court (i.e. Juvenile Court Dependency/Neglect/Abuse cases). The Court also shares, with the Municipal Court and the Common Pleas Court, jurisdiction over domestic violence cases.