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Family Court Services


Ashtabula County
Court of Common Pleas
Family Court Services
CONTACT PERSON:

Renee Smith-Howell – FCS Coordinator/Mediator
rshowell@ashtabulacounty.us
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
25 West Jefferson Street
Jefferson, Ohio 44047
Phone: (440) 576-3613
Fax: (440) 576-4639


“New Beginnings” Parent Education Class - 2015 Schedule of Classes
A three-hour, court-mandated program for parents who are getting a divorce, dissolution or a legal separation; provides education on the effects of divorce on children and teaches skills for reducing conflict between parents and keeping children “out of the middle”.

Mediation Services
Parents can make an appointment for meditation services on a voluntary basis or they are referred by both Common Pleas Court and Juvenile Court in hopes of resolving custody/visitation disputes and developing their own parenting plans with the help of a trained mediator who serves as a neutral third party.

Family Investigations/Home Studies
Provided as a service to Common Pleas Court in custody/visitation disputes; must be court-ordered.



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