Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court (2024)

The guidelines and forms below are provided for the convenience of residents of Montgomery County, Ohio.

Self-represented partiesmust submit their completed forms to the Court's Compliance Office to ensure compliance with the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court Local Rules and Ohio Rules and Civil Procedure. All pleadings MUST comply with these rules.

You can find these rules in their entirety at:
www.mcohio.org/document_Center/DomesticRelationsCourt/LOCAL _ RULES.pdf and www.supremecourt.ohiogov/LegalResources/Rules/civil/CivilProcedure.pdf


Court staff CANNOT provide legal advice. However, self-represented parties may qualify for free legal help. Call 937-496-7766 to determine eligibility. Please see the following link for more information: https://cms9.revize.com/revize/montgomerycountydrcoh/SKM_C45821040515060.pdf

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FILING
Forms approved by this Court are found in the list below by topic. Just click on the arrow, “ > ” and available forms will appear. Note when you are filing a new Divorce, Dissolution, Annulment, Legal Separation OR Answer, you MUST PRINT AND COMPLETE ALL FORMS LISTED.

When all paperwork is properly completed bring or send your documents to the Compliance Office, located at the Domestic Relations Court, 301 West Third Street, Second Floor, Dayton, Ohio 45422. Your documents will be reviewed, and you will be notified if corrections are needed. Please include a phone number where you may be reached.

To view forms, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy is available for download by visiting www.adobe.com.The forms can be completed online and then printed out. YOU CANNOT SAVE THE FORMS, SO PRINT IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU COMPLETE THEM OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR INFORMATION.

NEW! Go to the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court Virtual Self Help Center to complete your forms online and find step-by-step information about the court process

Domestic Violence Guidelines and Forms

Domestic Violence Guidelines and Forms

  • Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order General Information
  • Domestic Violence Hearings Continuance
  • CPO Courtroom Guidelines
  • Civil Protection Order FAQ
  • Motion to Modify Terminate CPO
  • Motion for Contempt with Request for Service

Divorce

Divorce with Children

  • Complaint
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure
  • Parenting Proceeding Affidavit
  • Primary Party Questionnaire
  • Application for Child Support Service
  • Request for Service

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED AT LEAST 21 DAYS PRIOR TO THE FINAL HEARING

  • Final Decree of Divorce
  • Child Support Computation Worksheet
  • Montgomery County Support Enforcement Agency New Case Worksheet
  • Standard Order of Parenting Time
  • Standard Order of Health Care
  • Obligee’s Right and Remedies

Divorce without Children

  • Complaint
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure
  • Primary Party Questionnaire
  • Application for Child Support Services
  • Request for Service
  • Final Decree of Divorce (required at least 21 days prior to final hearing)

Answers and Counter claim to Divorce

  • Answers to Complaint
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure
  • Instructions for Service
  • Counterclaim to Divorce
  • Secondary Party Questionnaire

Answers without Children

  • Answers to Complaint
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure
  • Instructions for Service
  • Counterclaim to Divorce
  • Secondary Party Questionnaire

Dissolution

Dissolution with Children

  • Petition for Dissolution w/ waiver of Service
  • Separation Agreement
  • Parenting Plan (if not shared parenting)
  • Motion for Shared Parenting
  • Shared Parenting Plan
  • Child Support Computation Worksheet
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure (one for each party)
  • Parenting Proceeding Affidavit
  • Secondary Party Questionnaire
  • Primary Party Questionnaire
  • Application for Child Support Service

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED AT LEAST 21 DAYS PRIOR TO THE FINAL HEARING

  • Final Decree of Dissolution
  • Parenting Judgment Entry
  • Montgomery County Support Enforcement Agency Case Worksheet
  • Standard Order of Parenting Time
  • Standard Order of Health Care
  • Obligees Rights and Remedies

Dissolution without Children

  • Petition for Dissolution w/ waiver of Service
  • Separation Agreement
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure (one for each party)
  • Primary Party Questionnaire
  • Secondary Party Questionnaire
  • Application for Child Services
  • Final Decree of Dissolution (required at least 21 days prior to final hearing)

Annulment

Complaint for Annulment

  • Complaint
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure
  • Primary Party Questionnaire
  • Application for Child Support Services
  • Request for Service
  • Final Decree of Annulment (required at least 21 days prior to final hearing)

Legal Separation

Legal Separation with Children

  • Complaintfor Legal Separation
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure
  • Parent Proceeding Affidavit
  • Primary Party Questionnaire
  • Application for Child Support Services
  • Request for Service

THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED AT LEAST 21 DAYS PRIOR TO THE FINAL HEARING

  • Final Decree ofLegal Separation
  • Child Support Computation Worksheet
  • Montgomery County Support Enforcement Agency New Case Worksheet
  • Standard Order of Parenting Time
  • Standard Order of Health Care
  • Obligee’s Right and Remedies

Legal Separation without Children

  • Complaintfor Legal Separation
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure
  • Primary Party Questionnaire
  • Application for Child Support Services
  • Request for Service
  • Final Decree of Divorce (required at least 21 days prior to final hearing)

Agreed Entry

Agreed Entry

  • Agreed Entry

Shared Parenting

  • Motion for Shared Parenting
  • Shared Parenting Plan
  • Child Support Computation Worksheet
  • Montgomery County Support Enforcement Agency New Case Worksheet
  • Standard Order of Parenting Time
  • Standard Order of Health Care
  • Obliges Rights and Remedies

Parenting Plan

  • Child Support Computation Worksheet
  • Montgomery County Support Enforcement Agency New Case Worksheet
  • Standard Order of Parenting Time
  • Standard Order of Health Care
  • Obliges Rights and Remedies
  • Parenting Plan

Motions

Post Decree Motion Requesting Modification of Child or Spousal Support

  • Motion
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure
  • Request for Service
  • Application for Child Support Services

Post Decree Motion Requesting Reallocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities

  • Motion to Modify Custody
  • Affidavit Financial Disclosure
  • Parenting Proceeding Affidavit
  • Application for Child Support Services
  • Request for Service

Post Decree Motion to Modify Parenting Time

  • Motion to Modify Parenting Time
  • Parenting Proceeding Affidavit
  • Request for Service
  • Application for Child Support Services

Post Decree Motion to Show Cause (Contempt)

  • Motion with Affidavit
  • Order to Show Cause
  • Notice of Rights
  • Request for Service
  • Explanation of Health Care Bills - (only if health care contempt)
  • Affidavit of Indigency
  • Applicaiton for Child Support Services

Post Decree Motion for Shared Parenting

  • Motion for Shared Parenting
  • Shared Parenting Plan
  • Child Support Computation Worksheet
  • Affidavit of Financial Disclosure
  • Parenting Proceeding Affidavit
  • Application for Child Support Services
  • Request for Service

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

  • Poverty Affidavit
  • Affidavit of Indigency
  • Entry and Order of Custody Upon Death of a Party
  • Division of Property Order (DOPO)
  • Motion and Entry for Continuance
  • Notice of Hearing (non-custody)
  • Notice of Hearing (custody)
  • Health Insurance Affidavit
  • Motion and Affidavit for Temporary Orders
  • Complaint for Parentage, Parental Right and Responsibilities, and Parenting Time
  • Instructions for Service
  • Objections Instructions
  • Objection Form
  • Praecipe (Request) for Transcript
  • Petition for Conciliation
  • Affidavit in Support of Motion
  • Request for Service
  • Notice of Hearing
  • Affidavit Waiving Arrearages
  • Notice of Intent to Relocate

General Motion

General Motion

  • General Motion
  • Affidavit in Support of Motion
  • Request for Service

Other Ohio Forms

Other Ohio Forms

  • Other Ohio Forms

CS Cases (Married spouses living separate filing for custody or child support; Divorced spouses or third parties filing for custody or child support on child born after the divorce/dissolution*)

CS Cases (documents for children of currently married couples who are living separate and apart or born after a divorce)

Affidavit of Financial DisclosureParenting Proceeding AffidavitApplication for IV-d ServicesRequest for Service
Notice of HearingPrimary PartyQuestionnaireMotion for Shared Parenting (Ifapplicable)
Shared Parenting Plan (If applicable)
General Motion (If applicable)


*Note other documents may be required for children who were part of the divorce / dissolution

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