Posted January 5, 202211:12 am
Press release from Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court:
The Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court Help Center assists Cuyahoga County residents navigate the court process when faced with a Domestic Relations matter. Serving over 14,000 people a year, the Help Center plays a critical role in providing court forms and information about court procedures, which is especially helpful for self-represented parties (those who are navigating the process without an attorney).
Administrative Judge Leslie Ann Celebrezze explained, “Recognizing the increased number of self-represented parties in our court, we created the Help Center to provide an additional level of service to court users. The onset of the pandemic caused the Court to develop new and innovative ways to provide court users with Help Center access without having to come to the courthouse.”
Celebrezze continued, “While the Court remains open and staff is working onsite, for the safety of the public and our staff, we encourage those needing assistance to call our Help Center and use the forms and information available on our website.”
Help Center Director Anjanette Whitman explained, “People needing assistance can access court forms and information on the court website at https://domestic.cuyahogacounty.us/. Those with questions can call our Help Center at 216.443.8880 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We encourage everyone to call or look to our website before unnecessarily traveling to court.”
“Finding your way through the family court system can be especially stressful if you are on your own and our goal is to help make it easier for self-represented parties to navigate the process,” concluded Judge Celebrezze.
Susan Sweeney, Esq., CCE