The policy of this court is to promote the best interests of children whose parents, or other interested parties, have a custody or visitation matter in juvenile court. The first step in doing this is to make sure the children are safe and protected. The second step is to help children have contact with each of their parents even after a divorce, separation or if never married. The purpose of visitation is to ensure that parents have an opportunity to maintain contact with their children in an environment that is both safe and comfortable for the child. Children do best when they have reliable, ongoing relationships with both parents. For more information contact the Case Management / Visitation Program at 440-279-1854 .
Custody and Visitation Issues
When a married couple is divorced, custody and visitation issues are typically addressed in their divorce case filed in the General Division of the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas. When a couple was never married and have children, or if the married couple with children separate without getting divorced, issues regarding custody and visitation fall under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Division of the Court of Common Pleas. If the couple lives in two different counties, complaints to establish custody or visitation are typically filed in the county where the child resides.
Visitation Information and Forms
Local Parenting Time Schedule
Long Distance Parenting Time Schedule
Children's Bill of Rights
Supervised Visitation Rules
Non-Professional Supervised Visitation Guide
Notice of Intent to Relocate
Policy Regarding Legal Advice