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 2019

Summit County Probate Court offers “THE HELP YOU NEED” during some of the most joyful and most difficult times of your life. If you are adopting, getting married, your loved one is in need of a guardianship, or has passed Probate Court helps the residents of Summit County as reflected in the 2019 State of the Court.  Judge Stormer, our Magistrates and staff spend many hours volunteering in our communities to educate the residence of Summit County about how Probate Court can help you with your needs.   Judge Stormer’s New Day Court is the first court in Ohio that helps those with mental illness by providing support and help to those in need. This court is a national model for mental illness courts across the nation. Probate Court broadened its commitment to seniors and their needs through our 2018 Senior Summit. Multiple agencies collaborated with our Court to share best practices for seniors through local and national speakers and by providing numerous services at our expo to the seniors of Summit County. The Senior Summit will take place annually with a conference for professionals and biennially with a conference and expo for the residence of Summit County. It is with pleasure that we serve our community and make available the 2019 State of the...

Ohio State Bar Association Member Spotlight

Recently Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer appeared in the “Ohio State Bar Association” (OSBA) Member Spotlight. In addition to the newsletter a video is available for you to watch. To view the complete interview – click...

Judge Stormer appeared on “Good Day in Hudson”

Recently Judge Stormer appeared on “Good Day in Hudson” with host Frank Youngwerth. Their discussion focused on New Day Court, a court begun in 2016 by Judge Stormer. New Day Court is the first of its kind in the state of Ohio and gives its participants living with long-term mental illness the tools to take an active role in their recovery and avoid repeat hospitalizations. Watch the complete interview recorded in the Hudson High School...

Depositing Client Funds

4705.09 Depositing Client Funds: (A)(1)(a) No funds received by a client, in the client’s name as fiduciary of a trust or estate, shall be deposited into an IOLTA established under division (A)(1)(b) of this section unless the deposit has been approved by the probate court under section 2109.41 of the Revised Code. eff. 3/23/2018

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...

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...