June 26, 2009
Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on New, Revised Probate Forms
The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comment until July 21 on proposed new and revised probate court forms that concern adoptions, change of name proceedings and protecting incapacitated adults.
Amendments to the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio cover Probate Forms 18.0, 18.2, 18.4, 21.5, 23.0, 23.1, 23.2, 23.3, 23.4, 23.6 and 23.7. The new and revised forms:
- Incorporate changes because of updates in adoption law.
- Comply with case law and Civ. R. 4.4 for change of name proceedings.
- Outline petition procedures for incapacitated adults.
For complete language of the proposed rule amendments, click here. Comments on the proposed amendments should be submitted in writing to: John VanNorman, Policy and Research Counsel, Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front St., Seventh Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, or firstname.lastname@example.org.