DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT GUIDELINES AND FORMS
The guidelines and forms below are provided for the convenience of residents of Montgomery County, Ohio. The guidelines and forms below require the Adobe Acrobat Reader.To download a free copy, visit www.adobe.com . These forms can be completed online and then printed out. NOTE ON PDF FORMS: These forms cannot be saved with the information you input using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader product. If you complete a form using only Adobe Acrobat Reader, make sure to print it out immediately before leaving the form or you will lose your information.
All pleadings, motions and other filings shall comply, in form and content, with the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/LegalResources/Rules/civil/CivilProcedure.pdf) and Montgomery County Local Rules (www.mcohio.org/dr). Self represented parties shall submit their documents to the Court's Public Coordinator(PC) to ensure compliance with the above referenced Rules as to form and content only.
Members of the Court's staff are not permitted to provide legal advice. Self represented parties may obtain answers to legal questions if they qualify for Self represented FreeLegal Clinic and/or Self represented Free Procedure Help.
Mont. D.R. Rule 4.08 provides guidance as to the form of pleadings. Mont. D.R. Rule 4.09 provides a listing of required documents for various pleadings.
The following forms have been approved by this Court. Additional forms, approved by the Ohio Supreme Court, may be found at www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/JCS/CFC/DRForms. Either set of forms will be accepted for filing by this Court.
When all paperwork is properly completed, signed and notarized, bring or send your documents to the Public Coordinator located at the Domestic Relations Court, 301 West Third Street, Second Floor, Dayton, Ohio 45422. The court will review the documents. If there are corrections, you will be notified by letter what corrections are needed. Please include a phone number where you may be reached in regards to your paperwork.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FILING
In original filings or post decree filings the following documents shall also be filed by each party as set forth below:
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