Case Services Assessment
In 2003, Judge Kovack expanded the Community Service program to provide a Case Services Assessment for all cases involving children. The Case Services Assessment is a limited investigation that is used by the Court to identify any emotional, health, financial, academic, and/or occupational needs of the parties and the children.
- WHO: All parties to a newly-filed divorce, annulment or legal separation action, as well as post-decree motions involving modifications of custody/parenting time, will meet with a Court Investigator and will participate in the Case Services Assessment. Attorneys are not required to attend or participate in the Case Services Assessment.
- WHAT: After meeting with the parties, the Court Investigator will prepare a written report detailing his observations, concerns and recommendations, which may include mediation, counseling, drug testing, and/or the appointment of guardian ad litem. The Court Investigator will submit a report that will be maintained in the Court’s case services file, which will be available for review by attorneys and by self-represented litigants.
- WHEN: Typically, the Case Services Assessment is conducted 30-60 days after the initial filing.
- WHERE: The Case Services Assessment is conducted at the courthouse, 99 Public Square, 2nd Floor, Medina, Ohio 44256.
- WHY: The Court will consider the report and recommendations, and may, in its discretion, order the Court Investigator to interview any paramours, the minor child(ren), and/or other interested parties.
Domestic Relations Court
99 Public Square, 2nd Floor
Medina, Ohio 44256
Phone (330) 725-9740