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Court Videos

Welcome to the Probate Court Videos page.

The Court has created this series of videos, each presented by an expert on the subject.  Our goal is to educate the public and to help make specific Court service areas more understandable.


I’m Getting Married:

Your Marriage License, How to Get Married in Ohio
A step-by-step guide on getting a marriage license at Probate Court.
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I Want to Adopt

Foster Care to Adoption
A Journey to a Forever Family
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My Loved One Has Passed:

Certificate of Transfer
Guidelines to complete a Certificate of Transfer, a method and document used to transfer real estate owned by a person that has passed away.
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Release from Administration
The value of each estate’s assets determines the type of estate filing that is required.  Learn when it is appropriate and how to file an estate on your own.
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I Want To Become A Guardian:

Guardianship at Probate Court
A Probate Court magistrate covers what you need to know as you consider becoming a guardian.
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Guardian of the Person
A Probate Court Chief Magistrate gives an in-depth explanation of the duties of the Guardian of the Person.
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Guardian of the Estate
A comprehensive discussion by a Probate Court Chief Magistrate of the duties of the Guardian of the Estate.  A Court Accounts Department expert covers the Ohio guardian reporting and record-keeping requirements.
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Guardianship of Persons with Developmental Disabilities
An in-depth look at the quality of care and support for your ward with developmental disabilities.
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Guardianship:  As Your Special Needs Child Becomes An Adult
Parents ask Judge Stormer questions about guardianship and share their hopes and dreams for their DD children as they become adults.
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Hospice and Palliative Care, A Guardian’s Guide
A physician and hospital administrator defines both hospice and palliative care and how to make the right choice for your ward or loved one.
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A Licensed Social Worker and Clinical Counselor answers the question….  How can understanding diversity help me become a better guardian?
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Navigating a Nursing Facility, Communication is Key
A nursing home Administrator provides insight and tips on working with long-term care providers.
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Neurocognitive Disorders, What Guardians Need to Know
A PhD nurse/educator discusses an array of neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, and their treatment.
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End-of-Life Planning:

Advance Directives
A Probate Court magistrate provides an in-depth explanation of the Ohio Advance Directive documents and the importance of making these decisions before a serious diagnosis or hospitalization.
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Advance Directives, Having the Conversation
A physician shares his own experience in helping patients and loved-ones start the conversation about end-of-life care.
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Straight Talk About Probate
Learn how to protect your property and heirs upon inheritance.
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Pre-Need Funeral Planning
An attorney/guardian explains the importance of pre-planning funeral arrangements for you and your loved ones.

Mental Health:

New Day Court
The Summit County Probate Court’s New Day Court was developed to assist the severely mentally ill on outpatient commitment.
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Court Services:

Name Change
A step-by-step guide to legally changing a name at Probate Court.
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Volunteer Opportunities:

Senior Visitor Program
Learn how you can make the difference in the life of a vulnerable senior.
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Volunteer Guardian Program
Our compassionate, committed volunteers share their experiences as guardians.
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Caregivers Resources

Patient Advocacy and The Ohio Caregiver’s Act
Explores your role as a caregiver advocate and decision maker with an in-depth explanation of your rights under The Ohio Caregiver’s Act.
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Parkinson’s Disease
A patient and a caregiver share their stories of Parkinson’s Disease.
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Navigating the Challenges of Family Caregiving
Helpful information from the experts to assist you in your role as a family caregiver.
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