Probate Court On-Line Help
Tips and Tricks
Make sure your e-Mail account accepts e-Mail messages from the Court and does not treat them as spam and block them from reaching you. As a precaution, it's wise to check your spam in-box for Court e-Mail messages before automatically deleting the spam e-Mail messages you receive.
- When an attorney leaves a law firm and a substitute counsel is to assume the case, file a Notice of Substitution of Counsel prior to the attorney's departure from the firm.
- It is your responsibility to maintain the accuracy of your personal information, including an up-to-date e-Mail address. You can access your profile information by selecting My Profile > My Profile from the Home menu.
- When you create your user account, you can provide alternate e-Mail addresses in your profile so that others will also receive your Notifications of Electronic Filings (NEF).
- To change your password, select My Profile > Change Password from the Home menu, then enter a new password.
- You will need a credit card to pay Court costs.
- Sign documents with:
- /s/Attorney Name
Supreme Court ID Number
Attorney for (Plaintiff/Defendant)
- Proposed Entries/Orders and Motions must be submitted separately and must be in editable PDF format or in Word format (*.doc,*.docx). Special editable PDF forms for e-Filing are provided through the Court's website: http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/probate/forms/eForms/
- Legal practice in the Probate Court is restricted by law to attorneys who are licensed by the Supreme Court of Ohio. Due to the complexity of the law and desire to avoid costly errors, most individuals who have filings before the Court are represented by an attorney. Court employees are prohibited by statute from practicing law and cannot give legal advice.