Juvenile Civil Protection Order or Juvenile Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order
The Supreme Court continues its movement to standardize numerous forms for actions filed in either juvenile or domestic relations courts. On March 1, 2011, the Supreme Court of Ohio adopted a standard forms for requesting a Juvenile Civil Protection Order or Juvenile Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order. This enables an individual who seeks the protection available under R.C. 2151.34 and/or R.C. 3113.31, to file the request for relief in the juvenile court located in their county; or in the county in which the Petitioner and protected persons is/are located. The request is appropriate only in the circumstance that the Respondent is less than 18 years of age. R.C. 2151.34 specifically provides: “(6) ‘Respondent’ means a person who is under eighteen years of age and against whom a petition is filed under this section.” If the Respondent is 18 years or older, the request must be filed in the county domestic relations court. The Supreme Court of Ohio adopted the standard juvenile civil protection order forms under the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio, specifically, Sup. R. 10.05.
The forms are available in either Word or PDF format on the Supreme Court of Ohio’s website: http://www.supremecourtofohio.gov/JCS/domesticViolence/protection_forms/juvenileForms/default.asp . The forms may be updated in 2014.
Although it is not necessary, it is always recommended that you seek legal counsel in regard to the filing of any request for relief with a court. Please contact Stafford Law Co., L.P.A. at (216) 241-1704 to learn more about these issues.