Juvenile Court Email
Probate Court Email
Fax (740) 342-5524
105 North Main St
(P.O. Box 167)
New Lexington, OH 43764
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Court is closed on weekends
and all legal holidays
|Court Information & Jurisdiction|
Judge Cooperrider's position as the Judge of the Probate Court places over two hundred separate duties upon her. Those duties range from issuing marriage licenses to overseeing testamentary trusts. The Court has jurisdiction over probate of wills, guardianships, adoptions, legal name changes, resgistration of birth, minor settlements, estate administration, genealogy research, civil actions and appointments of boards and commissions.
As the Juvenile Judge, she hears cases involving youth under the age of 18 years old. Such cases include unruly, delinquent, abused, dependent and neglected children, as well as cases that involve traffic offenses. Jurisdiction also includes adult paternity cases, nonsupport, visitation and custody of children whose parents are unmarried as well as child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The Ohio revised code authorizes the Judge to appoint Deputy Clerks to assist in performing the daily business of the Court. They have a wide range of duties and are prohibited by law from giving legal advice or assistance in preparing forms that come before the Court.
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