The Summit County Domestic Relations Court is a division of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. The Domestic Relations court has sole jurisdiction over civil cases involving divorce, dissolution, or annulment. In cases where parties have children, the court’s involvements continue until all children born to the parties have reached age eighteen and no longer regularly attend high school.
The Summit County Domestic Relations Court also has jurisdiction over all matters involving custody, visitation, and support of minor children, unless they are wards of another court. Cases involving juvenile court dependency, child neglect, or abuse are typically handled by the Juvenile Court. The Domestic Relations Court shares jurisdiction over domestic violence cases with the Municipal Court and the Common Pleas Court General Division.