Judiciary

Mission Statement
 
The mission of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch is to provide fair and equitable resolution to matters and disputes arising under the law and will interpret and apply the law consistently, impartially and independently to protect the rights and liberties of matters involving families and children.
 
Vision Statement
 
The Court will provide the highest quality of justice and ensure the public has equal and efficient access to services.  The Court will use appropriate dispute resolution and mediation services to manage and resolve cases in a timely manner. The Court will provide a safe environment for the public and will strive to implement innovative programs that use modern technology.
 
Judicial Services
 
The Court hears and rules on Juvenile and Domestic Relations cases, which includes:
 
  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Annulments
  • Parentage
  • Civil Protection Orders/Juvenile Protection Orders
  • Delinquency Offense
  • Unruliness
  • Abuse Neglect and Dependency
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Status Offense
  • Criminal Offenses
  • Judicial Bypass Hearings
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Juvenile Traffic
  • Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJ)