Welcome to the Wood County Domestic Relations Court
Courtroom #3 / First Floor
The Domestic Relations Court is part of the Common Pleas Court and has jurisdiction to grant a legal separation or to terminate a marriage by divorce, dissolution or annulment. The Court generally has authority over the children of the marriage until the children have turned 18 and no longer regularly attend high school. The Wood County Domestic Relations Court is the appropriate court to file for a termination of a marriage when one of the parties resides in Wood County, and has the power to enforce its orders when a motion is filed.
The Domestic Relations Court shares jurisdiction with the Municipal Courts and the Common Pleas Court over domestic violence cases. It is possible that more than one court will be involved with the parties in a domestic violence case. The Municipal Courts or the Common Pleas Criminal Division deal with the criminal aspect and the Domestic Relations Common Pleas Court deals with the civil aspect.
The Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Wood County have appointed two magistrates to hear most cases with issues relating to the termination of marriage, a civil protection order or the enforcement of an order issued through Domestic Relations. This would include dissolution, divorce, legal separation, post-decree motions and civil protection orders.