Marraige License Information

I’m Getting Married

Congratulations! As you prepare for your wedding, one of your stops is to visit Probate Court to get your marriage license.

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Adoption Information

I Want To Adopt

Every child deserves to grow up in a loving family, and adoption is one way in which a person can provide a loving home for a child.

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My Loved One Has Passed

It’s not easy to lose a loved one. In addition to dealing with heartbreak, you may be asked to settle the “estate.” Where do you begin?

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Public Records

I Want To Become a Guardian

If age or infirmity takes away an individual’s ability to make good choices, the Probate Court will appoint a guardian.

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Additional Resources

State Of The Court 2016

Summit County Probate Court handles more than 200 types of cases. The State of the Court 2016 report provides an overview of what we do on behalf of the citizens of Summit County and highlights some of the innovative ways we serve our aging population. I invite you to contact me with any suggestions or comments. Thank you, Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer Summit County Probate...

Your Family Matters

Free community program helps citizens plan for the future, kicks off April 6th at the Main Library in Downtown Akron Summit County Probate Court Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE and Clerk of Courts Sandra Kurt announces a collaborative community program titled Your Family Matters: Options to Protect Your Heirs and Assets. The program will kick-off its 2016 presentation schedule at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Akron-Summit County Library, 60 S. High St., Akron, Ohio 44308. The event is open to the public with free admission and free parking. Your Family Matters provides tools to help the citizens of Summit County plan for the future. The hour-long program will review options to help protect heirs and assets upon inheritance. It will also provide answers to questions about property deeds, probate court, vehicle titles and more. “This program is not legal advice,” said Judge Stormer. “It is simply good information from the experts. Your Family Matters gives you simple, free tools to streamline or bypass the probate process.” The speakers for the program will include Summit County Probate Court Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE and Clerk of Courts Sandra Kurt. Many of the deed options discussed during the session can be prepared by the property owner, without the assistance of a third party. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. “When you buy a car or boat, you’re excited about your purchase.  You’re not thinking about what will happen to it in the case of unexpected events,” said Clerk Kurt. “Your Family Matters will share how owners can use a title option to save their heirs time and money.” For citizens unable to attend the April 6th presentation, the program will be presented at several venues throughout Summit County: May 18 – Faith Lutheran Church, 2726 W. Market Street, 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 1   – Macedonia Senior Center, 9691 Valley View Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 27 – AGMC – Green, 1940 Town Park Blvd., 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 27 – Walsh Jesuit High School, 4550 Wyoga Lake Rd., 6:30-7:30 p.m. August 11 – Nordonia Hills Library, 9458 Olde 8 Road, 7:00-8:00...

Guardian News

NOTE: The Guardian’s Handbook and the Guardian’s Annual Report form have been updated. Both are available on our website. In accordance with the changes in the Supreme Court Superintendence Rules for Guardianship, there are two new forms. The Guardian’s Annual Report form has been updated. It is available on the website. Please disregard any old forms that you have. Additionally, the Annual Plan For Guardianship form is now available. This is a new requirement under the rule changes. This form must be submitted annually and is suggested to be submitted at the time of the Guardian’s...

Adoption News

As of March 20, 2015, Senate Bill 23 modified the law governing records of adoptions that were finalized between January 1, 1964, and September 18, 1996. This law will now allow those whose adoptions were finalized between January 1, 1964 to September 18, 1996 to gain access to their adoption file and original birth record from the Ohio Department of...