The Van Wert County Common Pleas Court is a trial court
of general jurisdiction which hears all civil, felony criminal and domestic relations
cases. Civil cases involve issues arising out of personal injuries, contracts, mortgage
foreclosures, workers' compensation claims and various appeals of administrative agencies.
Domestic relations cases include divorce, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, plus
matters involving child support, spousal support, custody and visitation.
The challenges facing the court system are enormous. Caseloads are rising.
Technology is exploding. Social issues are more complex. Communities are rightfully
demanding accountability from the courts. Operating costs are under ever-closer scrutiny
by cash strapped local governments.
The commitment of the Judge and staff of this court is to continue to offer
high standards of excellence in the most creative, knowledgeable, cost-effective ways
possible in meeting these challenges. We welcome your input.