The Ohio General Assembly passed legislation that allows the transfer of limited custodial authority to a grandparent without the necessity of the filing of a formal complaint. These options include the filing of a Caretaker Authorization Affidavit or Custody Power of Attorney. These forms are filed either in the Juvenile Court where the child resides, or in the court that has already exercised jurisdiction over custody issues. If the form is accepted for filing in the court, the authority vested by the Caretaker Authorization Form or Custody Power of Attorney will be effective for one year unless revoked by the child's parent(s). The necessary forms are accessible below.