Seneca County

Common Pleas Court


The Domestic Relations Court is a specialized division of Common Pleas Court that only hears certain kinds of cases. Generally, domestic relations courts hear divorces, dissolutions, legal separations, annulments, domestic violence civil protection order petitions, enforcement of foreign support orders, establishment of certain foreign support cases, and registration of certain non-Ohio divorce decrees. Additionally, the court continues to retain jurisdiction to enforce its own orders and to modify issues relating to the custody of minor children and child support. The Seneca County Domestic Relations Division also hears petitions for civil protection orders based on stalking or sexually oriented offenses.


Domestic Relations Division

Judge Steve C. Shuff

Magistrate Kenneth C. Clason

117 E. Market Street, Suite 4204

Tiffin, OH 44883

Telephone: (419) 448-1302

Fax: (419) 443-7927

Judge Michael P. Kelbley

Magistrate Erica J. Gordon

117 E. Market Street, Suite 4303

Tiffin, OH 44883

Telephone: (419) 447-2982

Fax: (419) 448-7103