Domestic Relations FAQ

Please refer to

Court Rule 19

Fees & Deposits Effective 3/23/15

The Clerk’s office strongly recommends that you seek legal counseling before starting the divorce or dissolution procedure.

Legal Aid for our area is located in New Philadelphia, Ohio (330) 339-3998 or 1-800-686-3670 and can also be reached on their website at:

A Notice of Final Appealable Order is a decision rendered by the Judge or Magistrate that is appealable, or can be reversed (child support decisions, custody issues ect.) Parties have 30 days to file an appeal with the Court of Appeals on a decision rendered by a Judge. If a magistrate rendered the decision, parties have 14 days to file an appeal with the Supervising Judge. If you do not want to appeal the decision, please disregard the notice.

To file a Notice to Relocate, you may print the from from this website and either bring it to the Clerk of Courts office or you may mail it to : Clerk of Courts Domestic Relations Division, 801 Wheeling Ave., Rm D-205, Cambridge, Ohio 43725. A copy of your notice will be sent to the other party.

The procedure for a Change of Address is the same; you make print the form from this website or write a letter including your name, the Domestic Relations Case Name and Number, and your new address. This information will be placed with the rest of your Domestic file.

If the divorce or dissolution was granted in Guernsey County you may contact the Clerk of Courts Domestic Relation Division at (740) 432-9230 or write to us at: 801 Wheeling Ave., Rm. D-205 Cambridge, Ohio 43725. Please make certain to include the parties’ first and last names during the marriage, the year the case was filed, and the case number if available.

All filings with the Court must be in motion form and following the guidelines set forth in the Court of Common Pleas Local Rule 19. The Motion to Continue must state the reason why you are asking for the continuance and attach any pertinent information to your motion.