Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Ohio

Q: How long does a judge have to complete a journal entry or judgement entry on the child support order case?

Everything was ordered in court but still waiting on entry

1 Lawyer Answer
Kelly A Rochotte
Kelly A Rochotte
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Generally speaking, the judgment entry will be issued after the magistrate's decision. Generally speaking in Ohio, the court is expected to do so "timely" following an adjudicative hearing. If a magistrate is issuing a decision, you will have 14 days to file any objections to that decision. A judge may then adopt either all or part of the magistrate's decision. You will find more information about the juvenile order process in the Ohio Juvenile Rules, specifically Rule 40. You can find that here:

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