SUMMIT COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS - PROBATE DIVISION
JUDGE ELINORE MARSH STORMER

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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Estate

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

Probate New Day Court

Probate New Day Court

Feb 7, 2018

For those living with long-term mental illness and their families, the supports and services can be difficult to navigate. Summit County Probate Court’s New Day Court, the first of its kind in the state of Ohio, gives participants the tools to take an active role in their recovery and avoid repeat hospitalizations. This is accomplished by offering compassionate case management with all providers involved in the participant’s treatment. A new video has been released on the Probate Court’s website to help inform individuals and families about how New Day Court impacts treatment.  For more information and a video click New Day Court. “Many times people with mental illness are reluctant to obtain treatment,” said Probate Court Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer. “New Day Court is designed to provide support for people while they adjust to the medication and encourage them to talk frankly with their doctors and their family members about what they are experiencing. It allows people to remain in the community while they get treatment and begin their recovery process.” New Day Court is designed to help smooth the transition for those hospitalized under civil commitment to maintaining the best possible outcome for each participant. Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer along with community partners; the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (ADM), Community Support Services, The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Summit County (NAMI), created New Day Court in January of...

Probate Court Congratulates

Probate Court Congratulates

Dec 15, 2017

Probate Court congratulates the Volunteer Guardian Program and Director of Volunteers Jennifer Mesko-Kimmich (J.J.) for their recognition by the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) of Greater Akron on December 11, 2017. The Volunteer Guardian Program formed in 2014, is a joint project of Summit County Probate Court, Summit County Public Health, the ADM Board, and Summit DD Board. This program was formed under the leadership of Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer to address the need for guardians of individuals who have no one to help them when they are unable to make decisions for themselves.  The volunteers are appointed by Probate Court who remains the “superior guardian” of the individual. Ms. Mesko-Kimmich has been with the Volunteer Guardian Program since its inception in 2014.  She has been able to find excellent volunteers and problem-solve issues to help create one of the top Volunteer Guardian Programs in Ohio. For more information about the Volunteer Guardian Program, please go to Volunteer Guardian Program for more...

Judge Stormer Honored

Judge Stormer Honored

Nov 22, 2017

The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation held their annual Community Impact Awards ceremony where Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer was honored with the Compass Award.  This award is designated to an individual whose long-term contributions have made an impact in mental health.  Judge Stormer was recognized for her efforts providing specialized treatment for offenders and the mentally ill.  While in Municipal Court, she created the first Mental Health Court and Drug Court in Ohio.  In Common Pleas Court, she began a Reentry Court for those transitioning from prison to becoming productive members of society. Most recently, Judge Stormer established New Day Court, the first of its kind in Ohio.  New Day Court provides a path of recovery for the severely mentally ill. View a tribute video of the evening, click...