Massillon, OH asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio

Q: Can an officer of the court lie to you, preventing you from information regarding your own case?

I called the county I was sure my soon to be ex filed for divorce in, but the lady was snarky and evasive, so I traveled to that county and she was extremely rude to me, then fake typed my info in, I literally watched her type nonsense the hit enter.

1 Lawyer Answer
Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
  • Canton, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: From your question one cannot tell if the person with whom you disagree is actually an officer of the court. It looks like it might be a deputy clerk of courts, which is a little different. I recommend finding out from the clerk of court's website whether the information you are seeking is public or not. If the person with you spoke is protecting confidential information they would have to not reveal it over the phone. If you did not have ID when going to the courthouse the same would also be the case. Have your responded to the divorce? Does the court have your accurate contact information? The better move would be to hire an attorney to enter a notice of appearance and give you complete guidance in this matter. This forum is no substitute for hiring your own attorney.

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