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Denise L. Cross, Administrative Judge

Timothy D. Wood, Judge


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301 West Third Street
P.O. Box 972   
    Dayton, Ohio 45422-2160  
    Phone: (937) 225-4063   
             Fax: (937) 496-7443           
    Hours of Operation:   
  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. 
We are closed from 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. 
The Reception area and Courtrooms are located on the Second floor. 
  The Family Relations Department is located on the Third Floor

Welcome to the Domestic Relations Court Website

The Domestic Relations Court is the division of the Common Pleas Court of Montgomery County, Ohio empowered by statute to hear all divorce, dissolution, legal separation, and annulment cases as well as civil domestic violence cases for residents of Montgomery County.  In addition, the court maintains jurisdiction over post-decree matters such as child custody, child support, parenting time issues, spousal support, and other related matters.

The court is led by Administrative Judge Denise L. Cross and Judge Timothy D. Wood.  The Judges are assisted in performing the duties of the court by eight Magistrates, the Legal Services Department, the Court Operations Department, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, the Legal Secretary Department, the Assignment Office, the Compliance Office, the Family Relations Department, the Mediation Services Department, the Management of Information Systems Department, and the Parent Education Department.