Medina County Domestic Relations Court Addresses Coronavirus Threat
The Medina County Domestic Relations Court issued an order addressing the Coronavirus threat. The order in its entirety is as follows:
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and maintain access to the Medina County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, the Court asks that all parties, counsel and witnesses appear by telephone, whenever possible. At the designated hearing time, the parties, counsel and witnesses shall dial the telephone number and pin number associated with the Magistrate, hearing officer, investigator or other Court staff member listed on their hearing notice.
Final Hearings: Parties, counsel and witnesses shall follow the outlined protocol and sign on to the Court’s teleconference system at the time designated for their trial or final hearing to begin. If the parties are not able to resolve their case, all parties, counsel and relevant witnesses must be prepared to appear at the Courthouse, in person, at that time. However, no party, counsel or witness will be permitted to remain at the Courthouse on the day of their final hearing unless they have previously logged on to the Court’s teleconference and been given permission to appear in person.
Dissolutions: Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all dissolutions will be scheduled in 30 minute blocks beginning at 9:00 am and continuing throughout the day. These hearings will proceed in person until further order of the Court. Prosecutor Contempt: All Motions to Show Cause initiated by the Medina County Child Support Agency will proceed as scheduled, as a live hearing. All litigants, counsel and witnesses shall appear, in person, at the Courthouse at the designated time.