Domestic Relations

The Domestic Relations Division of the Common Pleas Court hears all cases concerning termination of marriages filed in Allen County, Ohio. These include divorce, dissolution, separation, and annulment. The Domestic Relations Division also has jurisdiction to issue civil protection orders arising out of domestic violence situations. The Court hears all matters associated with these cases, such as determining parental rights and responsibilities, child support, spousal support, property division, and debt allocation.

Cases filed under the Uniformed Interstate Family Support Act are also heard by the Domestic Relations Division. These involve actions started in another state, but enforced in Ohio, if the support is owed by a resident of this state. Judge Matt C. Staley has been Judge of the Domestic Relations Division of the Allen County Common Pleas Court since its creation on January 1, 1993.

Allen County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division
Court House – 3rd Floor
301 N. Main Street
Lima, Ohio 45801