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

Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Amendments to Local Rules 34-34.09

(Summit County, Ohio) – The Summit County Domestic Relations Court is accepting public comments on proposed amendments to the Court’s Local Rules until Monday, April 19, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted in writing to: Jessica...

Summit County Domestic Relations Court and Center for Hope and Healing Announce Video Series

SUMMIT COUNTY DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT AND THE CENTER FOR HOPE AND HEALING ANNOUNCE CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER VIDEO SERIES (Akron, Ohio) – On March 3, 2021, the Summit County Domestic Relations Court, in collaboration with Center for Hope and Healing (Battered Women’s...

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...

Investiture of Judge Cook

Due to COVID-19, the investiture of Judge Katarina Cook was done via Zoom courtesy of the Akron Bar Association. Click here to view the ceremony.

Remember the Children Program is now online

Due to COVID-19, the Remember the Children Program has moved to an online format. The online e-learning course is now available. Click here to access the Remember the Children online program.

August 14, 2020 – Judge Cook discusses Family Recovery Court Program – Article in Akron Legal News

The Akron Legal News on Friday August 14, 2020 featured an article where Judge Cook discussed the Family Recovery Court Program. A link to the article can be found here: http://akronlegalnews.com/editorial/29006

Domestic Relations Court technology in the era of COVID-19 in the news.

The Akron Beacon Journal published an article about local courts' use of technology as a result of COVID-19. The article details the Domestic Relations Court's plans to place the Remember the Children program online as a webinar format. The article can be read at the...

Family Recovery Court Program in the news

The Akron Beacon Journal featured and article about the Family Recovery Court Program at the Summit County Domestic Relations Court. The article can be read at this link:...


For current policies and hearing procedures, please check the court's COVID-19 page at the link below: https://drcourt.org/wp/covid19/

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