Trumbull County Family Court Forms: Dissolution - With Children

NOTE: If you or your spouse own any REAL ESTATE, or have any type of PENSION PLAN, you should consult a private attorney before using these forms.

Basic Instructions

Instructions and a checklist

Forms You Will Complete

FORM #2 - Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Waiver of Service of Summons

  • Tells the Court why you want a dissolution and provides the Court with information about you and your spouse.
  • Must be signed in front of a notary public

FORM #5 - Separation Agreement

  • Tells the Court what you and your spouse have agreed to for the dissolution.
  • Must be signed in front of a notary public

FORM #10 - Financial Affidavit - Wife

  • Wife completes to tell the Court about her financial situation.
  • Must be signed in front of a notary public.

FORM #9 - Financial Affidavit - Husband

  • Husband completes to tell the Court about his financial situation.
  • Must be signed in front of a notary public.

FORM #4 - Parenting Affidavit (Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act)

  • Tells the Court about your children.
  • Must be signed in front of a notary public.

FORM #6 - Parenting Agreement

  • A proposed parenting plan for your children that you can submit to the Court for consideration based upon your agreement.
  • Must be signed in front of a notary public.

FORM #20 - Poverty Affidavit

  • If you cannot afford to pay the filing fee, this form tells the Court about this problem. If you can afford to pay, DO NOT use this form.
  • Must be signed in front of a notary public.

FORM #26 - Judgment Entry

  • To be completed by the Magistrate.

After Completing the Forms

  1. Make 3 copies of each completed form.
  2. Take the originals and the three copies to the Clerk of Common Pleas Court.
  3. Pay the filing fee:
    • If you completed the Poverty Affidavit form, you will pay nothing at the time of filing.
    • If you did not complete the Poverty Affidavit form you will need to pay the fees. Fees as of 1/4/2011 are $225.00. Visit the Court website or phone the Clerk of Courts office at 330.675.2625 to verify the current fee.

What to Expect After You File Your Forms

  1. The Clerk will send you notice of hearing date. Make certain that you attend the hearing and that you bring the Judgment Entry Decree of Dissolution to the hearing. You will need to complete the caption of the case.
  2. If you move before the end of your case, you must submit your new address to the Clerk of Courts in writing.