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;
  • Parantage cases (never married parents), legal custody, and visitation for parents and third-parties;
  • Child support;
  • Civil protection and dating violence orders.

Read more about the court.



Our Judges

Our Judges

Administrative Judge Katarina Cook

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…

Contact Us

The Summit County Domestic Relations Court is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Summit County Domestic Relations Court
205 S. High Street
Akron, Ohio 44308

Phone: (330) 643-2365


Staff Directory

Judge Katarina Cook to Serve on Summit County Special Review Committee to Promote Racial Equality

(AKRON, Ohio) – Judge Katarina Cook on Monday was identified as a member of a special review committee tasked with addressing racism and promoting racial equity in Summit County. The Summit County Council on Monday passed legislation establishing membership of the...

Accepting Applications for IT Help Desk Position

The Summit County Domestic Relations Court is accepting applications for an IT Help Desk position.  Click here to view the job posting and position description.  Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on February 16, 2021. 

Seeking Guardians Ad Litem and Legal Custody Guardians Ad Litem

The Summit County Domestic Relations Court (SCDRC) is seeking qualified Guardians Ad Litem and Legal Custody Guardians Ad Litem. Qualifications: Advanced degree in law, psychology, social work or related fields Three (3) years’ experience in respective field Completed...