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The Court also has authority to issue Civil Protection Orders in cases where domestic violence or stalking has occurred.
Be aware that filing the Motion for Continuance does not guarantee your court date will be moved. It is your responsibility to follow-up with the Court to see if the motion was granted.
If your motion is granted, you will be mailed a new hearing date. If your motion is denied, the hearing will go forward as scheduled, even if you are not there. Your Motion must be filed and served on the appropriate parties at least 7 days prior to your hearing.
If you choose to represent yourself and need paperwork, visit the Forms page and choose the paperwork that fits your needs. Visit the Self-Represented Parties page for more information on proceeding pro se.
Please note that Court personnel cannot provide legal advice.
You must also file either a Notice of Intent to Relocate or Notice of Current Address with the Greene County Clerk of Courts. Once you choose and complete the appropriate Notice, you must serve the other party with a copy. Visit the Forms page to access both Notices.
Mediation is confidential, meaning that nothing that is discussed in the mediation meeting can be testified to in court, and the mediator cannot be called as a witness.
If parties reach an agreement, the mediator writes out a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing the terms of the agreement. That MOU is then submitted to the court or to the attorneys for the parties. The parties also receive a copy.
Saving money by not hiring a lawyer now may cost you more than money later on. If you choose to proceed pro se, you will be held to the same rules of law and standards of conduct as an attorney. The Court does not bend the rules for pro se litigants.
It is your right to represent yourself, however you should not do so without considering the potential consequences.
You may also seek assistance from Legal Aid of Western Ohio. Legal Aid accepts a limited number of clients, and you must meet their qualifications before they will accept your case. Contact Legal Aid at (937) 228-8088.