Administrative Judge

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…

Judge

Judge

Susan Steinhauer

Judge Susan Steinhauer is resident of Stow and a product of the Akron Public School System.  She earned her Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1998.  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.

Read more about the court.

Civil Protection Orders

Should you file a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order OR a Dating Violence Protection Order?

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Learn how to Serve (Notify) the Respondent that an Ex Parte Civil Protection Order or Dating Violence Protection Order has been issued.

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Learn how to prepare for an Evidentiary or Full Hearing once an Ex Parte CPO or Dating Violence Protection Order has been issued.

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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

FAMILY RECOVERY COURT PROGRAM ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH Y-STRONG PROGRAM

Pictured:  Children of a Family Recovery Court Program participant enjoy pool-time at the Akron Area YMCA as part of the Y-Strong program (Left); Domestic Relations Judge Katarina Cook and Magistrate Cheryl Wear pictured with the Akron Area YMCA’s Chief Development...

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...

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

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:...