Magistrate Scot Stevenson, Summit County Domestic Relations
Deborah Watkins, Esq., Summit County Prosecutor's Office, Child Support Enforcement Agency
Magistrate Katherine Bertsch, Summit County Juvenile Court
At this Family Law Section meeting, the panelists will discuss jurisdiction, service and legal issues surrounding third party legal custody cases. The discussion will include an overview of major case law decisions impacting legal custody cases; an overview of how legal custody cases are handled in the Summit County Domestic Relations Court; a discussion of proceeding with grandparent affidavits vs. legal custody; and child support considerations for calculating support orders for caretakers.