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Union County Court of Common Pleas:
General, Domestic Relations Divisions, Juvenile and Probate Divisions
215 W. Fifth Street
Marysville, Ohio 43040
Honorable Judge Don W. Fraser
Honorable Judge Charlotte Coleman Eufinger
The Union County Court of Common Pleas is comprised of the following four divisions:
Every county in Ohio has a Common Pleas Court which have one or more Judges. A Common Pleas Court oversees cases involving such matters as real estate, personal injury, breach of contract, marital conflicts, probating of estates, guardianship of minors, and business relationships. This court also has jurisdiction to oversee all criminal felony cases. The Common Pleas Court also has authority to hear appeals from decisions of Municipal and County Courts as well as state and local administrative agencies. The jurisdiction of Municipal, County, and Mayors’ Courts is regulated by statute, but the Common Pleas Court has countywide jurisdiction. Because this jurisdiction is established by the Ohio Constitution, it cannot be changed without a constitutional amendment.
Ohio’s Court of Common Pleas is authorized by Article IV, Section 1 of the Ohio Constitution.
Every county in Ohio has a Probate Court which is part of the Common Pleas Court. The Probate Court is generally charged with overseeing the administration of estates upon the death of an individual who dies a resident of the state. Probate courts also issue marriage licenses and have jurisdiction over adoptions, name changes, competency hearings, and involuntary civil mental health commitments. Along with County and Municipal Court Judges, a Probate Judge may perform marriages.
The Domestic Relations Court, normally a separate division of the Common Pleas Court, has jurisdiction over all proceedings involving termination of marriages, annulment, legal separation, spousal support, allocation of parental rights and responsibilities (including visitation), and authority over the care and support of children of divorced parents.
The Juvenile Court is another division of the Common Pleas Court with jurisdiction to hear only cases involving juveniles (children under 18) alleged to be delinquent, unruly, abused, neglected or dependent. This court also determines issues of paternity, custody, and child support in cases involving children who have been born out of wedlock, or if no action for divorce, dissolution, annulment or legal separation has been filed in the Common Pleas Court Domestic Relations Division.
Appeals Courts oversee and decide all appeals from decisions of Ohio’s Trial Courts except Mayors’ Courts as explained above. Appeals Courts also have original jurisdiction to hear certain special proceedings, which means such proceedings are filed directly in the Appeals Court rather than a Trial Court.
Ohio is divided into 12 Appellate Districts, with each district having three or more Judges. Each case before the Court of Appeals is heard by a panel of three Judges. These Courts decide matters of law based on the record of the Trial Court, the written arguments called briefs (which are prepared by the attorneys), and the oral arguments before the Court. After hearing arguments about the Trial Court’s decision, the Appeals Court may either affirm or reverse the Trial Court, or remand the case to the Trial Court for further proceedings. Appeals Courts issue formal decisions called opinions, which are based upon whether or not prejudicial errors were made at the trial court level.
If you or a loved one reside in the following areas in Union County we can serve you for any matter at the Union County Municipal Court. Union County Cities, Towns, Townships, and other locations:
Union County Zip Codes:
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If so and you are planning for a hearing at the Court of Common Pleas in Union County then contact a dedicated criminal defense attorney.
The Law Office of Brian Jones has extensive knowledge of the Court of Common Pleas, especially in Union County. We are very familiar with the staff, attorneys, and Judges which are dedicated to these Courts.
It is important to remember that throughout this process, your rights must be protected. While our attorneys will advise you on the facts, law, and anticipated outcomes, the decisions must ultimately come from you. These rights include:
The Law Office of Brian Jones can assist you with with any felony charge heard at the Union County Common Pleas Court. We will walk you through Arraignment, Discovery, Pre-Trial, Motions, Trial, Sentencing, Appeals, and other Post-Conviction options. For more information (CLICK HERE).
If you or someone you know is facing criminal prosecution in the Union Common Pleas Court, then contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact our team now (740) 217-4773 for more information about how our dedicated attorneys can serve you. Call to schedule a consultation where we will create a strategic defense plan for you.
Brian Glen Jones graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelors Degree in Politics and Government. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Akron School Of Law. Brian has been a lifelong resident of Ohio. Brian is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio and before the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.
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