Judge Katarina Cook is a proud resident of Akron and a product of the Akron Public Schools. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law in 1990 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar that same year. Read More…
Kani Harvey Hightower
Judge Kani Harvey Hightower was elected as a Summit County Domestic Relations Court Judge on November 8, 2022. She was an Akron Municipal Court magistrate from January 2020 through December 2022. She worked as a private trial attorney in numerous counties for over fourteen years in the areas of family, juvenile, criminal, civil, and probate law Read More…
ABOUT THE COURT
The Summit County Domestic Relations Court serves residents of Summit County, Ohio. The court’s jurisdiction includes:
- Cases involving divorce, dissolution, and annulment;
- Parentage cases (never married parents), third-party legal custody, and visitation for parents, grandparents, and third-parties;
- Child support;
- Civil protection and dating violence orders.
Civil Protection Orders
What is a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order (“CPO”)?
A CPO is issued by a domestic relations court to protect a victim of domestic violence. A CPO is intended to prevent further domestic violence. It orders someone who has been abusive to do or not do certain things in the future.
To find out more about CPOs, how to serve (notify) the respondent, and how to prepare click “Find Out More”