CUYAHOGA PROBATE COURT

Due to a high volume of filings, patrons may experience a delay in processing E-Filed documents. It is recommended that any time-sensitive documents be filed in-person.

Some filings required by Estate fiduciaries may be permitted an extension of time by written request. For more information regarding in-person filings, contact the Clerks Office at 216-443-8786. For information regarding extensions, contact the Accounts Department Supervisor at 216-443-8767.

Available for E-File

Filings are accepted for the following case types:

Adoption

New - Adult Adoption
Agency Adoption
Recognition of Foreign Adoption
Independent Adoption
Step-Parent Adoption

Civil

Adversarial

Complaint For Land Sale (on Estates, Guardianships, and Trusts)

Complaint for Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors
Complaint for Breach of Fiduciary Duties
Complaint for Concealment of Assets
Complaint for Construction of Trust
Complaint for Construction of Will
Complaint for Declaratory Judgment
Complaint for Distribution (Creditor Claim)
Complaint for Withholding or Termination of Life Support
Complaint to Appoint Successor Trustee on an Inter Vivos Trust
Complaint to Contest Inter Vivos Trust
Complaint to Contest Will/Codicil
Complaint to Initiate Accounting
Complaint to Invest or Mortgage
Complaint to Reform Deed
Complaint to Reform/Modify Trust
Complaint to Remove From Office
Complaint to Remove Inter Vivos Trustee
Complaint to Set Aside Antenuptial or Separation Agreement
Complaint to Set Aside Deed
Complaint to Terminate Trust
Petition for Adult Protective Services
Petition for Appropriation of Real Estate
Petition for Presumption of Death
Petition to Determine Heirs

Miscellaneous

Application for Change of Name - Adult
Application for Change of Name - Minor
Application for Correction of Birth Record
Application for Delayed Registration of Birth
Application for Order to Disinter Remains
Petition for Joint Declaration of Paternity

Guardianship of Adults

Application for Appointment of Guardian of an Alleged Incompetent Adult (all filings for new and existing cases)

Application to Pay or Deliver Estate of an Incompetent Adult Without Appointment of a Guardian
Report of Distribution of Adult Incompetent's Claim

Guardianship of Minors

Application for Appointment of Successor Custodian
Application to Pay or Deliver Estate of a Minor Without Appointment of a Guardian
Report of Distribution of Minor's Claim

Estate

Full Administrations with Wills and No Will (all filings for new and existing cases)
Application to Release Medical Records and Medical Billing Records
Application to Determine Rights of Disposition of Decedent
Commissioner’s Report of Distribution on Release of Assets
- Request for Extension to File Commissioner’s Report on Release of Assets
Fiduciary's Application for Allowance of Claim
Fiduciary’s Report of Distribution on Wrongful Death and Survival Claims
- Request for Extension to File Report of Distribution
Notice of Claim Against Decedent's Estate

Marriage

Marriage License Certificate Return

UPDATED - 12/30/2020

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