Divisions of the Common Pleas Court

The Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Common Pleas Court of Seneca County Ohio outline four divisions for the court.

General Division

This division of the court presides over all Felony Criminal cases and Civil cases, including grand jury, personal injury, contracts, torts, real estate, malpractice, appeals from state and county administrative agencies.

Domestic Relations

This division of the Court presides over divorce, dissolution, legal separation, spousal support, child support, and custody in family disputes involving a married couple. It also hears cases involving certain types of protection order requests.

Additional Resources

Additional programming and services provided by the court.

Local Rules of Court

The local Rules of Court herein shall apply only to the General and Domestic Relations Divisions, except as otherwise specifically provided.

PIVOT Program

"Participating in Victory Transition" is a program that helps participants get back on the right path and assists with long-term sobriety.‚Äč

Pretrial and Probation Services

This section deals with Pretrial and Probation Services

Civil Mediation

Mediation is a process whereby the parties meet with a person not connected with the case, who is trained in dispute resolution.