Britney Spears Would Have More Protections In Summit County Courts

Recent national media reports reveal a series of horrific issues around guardianships…Read The Complete Article

Betty Lin-Fisher: Tips For End-Of-Life Planning At Any Age

Death is certainly one of those topics most people don’t want to think about. But taking some steps to plan for your death is one of the most loving things you can do for your family…Read the Complete Article

Grant From Ohio Supreme Court Supports Local Hearings

Summit County Probate Court was awarded a technology grant from the Ohio Supreme Court in April 2020 in the amount of $14,029 to purchase items that assisted in the response to COVID-19.  Prior to the pandemic, issues of security over court records meant that court computers were not equipped with cameras or microphones. These addition have allowed important hearings and other court business to continue throughout the stay at home and social distancing orders. “The Supreme Court of Ohio has provided lower courts the ability to continue to serve the public safely,” said Judge Stormer. “We are grateful for the support and recognizing our needs.” Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor announced the court would assist lower courts in need of technology that would allow remote access. Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer said the funds will be used to purchase secure laptops with cameras to allow court personnel to conduct remote mandatory hearings and for court investigators to continue their important work. Some of this work will continue long after the lock-downs to make hearings simpler for many when coming to the court is difficult.  To read more Click...

Cards For Seniors

                                 Thousands of Summit County senior citizens have been forced to isolate from their families during the COVID-19 crisis. Probate Court works with many seniors in extended care facilities and asks the public to let them know that they are not forgotten.  Anyone can help them by turning crayons and paper into a lifeline of joy in the form of cards.  Creativity and large print are encouraged, but participants need not worry about their level of artistic ability as any special card can brighten a senior’s day. Summit County Probate Court will collect and deliver your heartfelt wishes to seniors in nursing homes and assisted living centers across the County.  Homemade cards can be mailed to the Court, but those without the ability to the mail cards, or who choose to make virtual cards, can email them to the Court for printing.  The Court will distribute cards to centers through June 1, 2020. “It is a difficult time for all of us, but especially terrible for those who may be confined to just one room.” said Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer.  “With so many of us restless at home, please take a few minutes to make something fun and cheer up someone who is lonely.” Mailed cards should be free of loose items such as excessive glitter or confetti. Send mailed cards to: Summit County Probate Court Judge Stormer’s Cards for Seniors c/o Community Outreach 209 S High St Akron, OH 44308 To send a virtual card, simply take a photo of your homemade card , or create an online card and email it to...