Wadsworth, OH asked in Family Law for Ohio

Q: I am representing myself in a grandparents visitation case in Ohio. Do I have to submit my evidence in advance?

My daughter was an unmarried minor when she had my grandson and they lived with me for 2 years until she graduated high school. She has kept any contact with my grandson for the past 6 months, ever since someone called CPS on her. I have tax documents, a witness, and pictures that I would like to submit.

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Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
Answered
  • Delaware, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: When parties for custody cases in Ohio wish to introduce evidence at trial they generally must follow the Ohio Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, the Ohio Rules of Evidence, the local rules of court and/or any case schedule regarding submission of trial exhibits. Providing the other parties with copies of important documents upon their formal discovery request and following the court rules is important as failure to do so may result in the evidence being excluded by the court at trial.

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
Answered
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Yes. Any evidence that you would like to use at trial must be disclosed in advance to the court and to any other party to the case.

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