Children & Families Section

Ohio Adult Guardianship Education

The Supreme Court of Ohio announced on March 10, 2015 the adoption of new rules to govern adult guardianships in Ohio. The Advisory Committee on Children and Families of the Supreme Court recommended the adoption of Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio 66.01through 66.09, which became effective on June 1, 2015.

Icon of a video camera Watch Union County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Charlotte Coleman Eufinger explain the requirements and responsibilities of courts and guardians under the new rules.


Children & Families Section
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9385
Fax: 614.387.9409

Stephanie Graubner Nelson, Esq.

Policy Counsel:
Lucy Chandler, Esq.

Court Improvement
Program Analyst:

Veronica Burroughs

Children & Families
Program Assistant:

Pat Latham

The Children & Families Section provides technical assistance, training, and policy recommendations to improve court performance in cases involving children and families.

The Advisory Committee on Children & Families makes policy recommendations to the Supreme Court of Ohio through the section. Current projects include developing policy to respond to child abuse, neglect and dependency; adult guardianship standards; domestic relations forms; and family law reform legislation.

Technical assistance is provided by the section through consultation with local courts and publications. The section also staffs roundtables which allow court personnel to discuss common issues and share perspectives on current practice needs. The section collaborates with other sections within the Office of Court Services to provide training on caseflow management and standards of practice.

Judicial Symposium on Addiction and Child Welfare

Domestic Relations Summit 2014

Domestic Relations and Juvenile Standardized Forms

Advisory Committee on Children & Families

Publications & Resources

Ohio Guardianship Summit

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