Common Pleas Court

The Courts of Common Pleas in Ohio have four divisions; General, Domestic Relations, Juvenile, and Probate. In Williams County, the divisions are separated into General/Domestic Relations and Probate/Juvenile. Williams County is in the Sixth District Court of Appeals for the State of Ohio which is located in Toledo. The Common Pleas Judge is elected for a term of six years.

General Division

  • All Felony Criminal cases including grand jury
  • Civil cases including personal injury, contracts, torts, real estate including foreclosures, malpractice, appeals from state and county administrative agencies, and other special statutory remedies and proceedings.

Domestic Relations

  • Annulment, legal separation, divorce and dissolution of marriage proceedings, post legal separation, divorce & dissolution of marriage proceedings.
  • UIFSA ( Uniform Interstate Family Support Act) proceedings, civil Domestic violence proceedings, conciliation proceedings

Probate Division

  • Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, mental competence, adoptions, marriage licenses, wrongful death, and settlement of minor claims.

Juvenile Division

  • Delinquency proceedings, unruly child proceedings, juvenile traffic offender proceedings, juvenile tobacco offender proceedings, abuse, neglect and/or dependency proceedings, proceedings against adults for contributing to the delinquency or unruliness of a child or for failure to send a child to school, parentage, allocation of parental rights & responsibility & child support proceedings for those parents who have not been married to one another.