Welcome to the Summit County Probate Court website. Our goal is to assist those in need in the many important areas our Court serves. We seek to do this with integrity and being faithful to the laws of the State of Ohio.

My staff and I look forward to assisting you and we welcome your suggestions for improving our service.

Yours very truly,
Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer


READ - The 2014 State of the Court Here


Volunteer Guardian Program Training

Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer announces the creation of a Volunteer Guardian Program to provide trained volunteer legal guardians for wards of the Probate Court. The Jewish Family Service Volunteer Guardian Program will hold a training on Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm, at the Shaw JCC, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron.
To learn more about the Volunteer Guardian Program, or to sign up for the training, contact the
JFS Volunteer Program Director of Volunteers, J.J. Mesko-Kimmich, at 330-867-3388,
or go to: www.jfsakron.org/volunteerguardian


Effective July 23, 2013, a certified copy of the minor’s birth certificate, or other proof of paternity, shall be filed with the Court with an application for guardianship of a minor.


Attention Guardianship/Conservatorship Applicants!

Upon applying for guardianship you are required to submit a BCI background check. Background checks should be completed at the time of application for Guardianship. Processing a background check can take anywhere from 3 to 30 days. You must have a valid government-issued photo ID (Driver's License, State ID, Military ID, Green Card). Background checks are available through the Summit County Clerk of Courts, or you may go to the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation to locate a BCI background check site near you.


A message from Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer and the Summit County Probate Court on Senior Citizen Fraud Alert

Judge Stormer and the Summit County Probate Court, in partnership with local bank officials, are concerned about your safety and well-being.

Recently, the Court has been made aware of a new scam targeting seniors. A person posing as a police officer goes to the home of the senior and tells them that their accounts have been compromised. He or she then accompanies the senior to the bank and convinces them to withdraw large sums of cash from their bank accounts to “verify” the accounts.

No real law enforcement official would ever do this.

Local banks have been alerted to this practice, and we advise seniors to discuss large withdrawals with a family member or a bank representative before the transaction is finalized.

Each of the area banks has specific procedures in place to protect the savings of their customers, and large cash withdrawals will require additional paperwork to be filled out. Contact your bank to review their current policies and procedures.


Speakers Bureau Program is Now Available - See Court News for details


New Help Desk Program is Available - See Court News for details

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