Ohio Revised Code 4705.01 prevents the Probate Court Clerks from giving legal advice or helping you prepare legal papers in a new or pending case in this or any Court.
What is a motion?
A motion is a formal request made to a judge for an order or judgment. Motions are made in court all the time for many purposes: to continue (postpone) a hearing to a later date, to get a modification of an order, for a judgment, for dismissal of the opposing party's case, for a rehearing, or for dozens of other purposes. Motions require your signature along with your address, your telephone number and a certificate of service indicating parties have received a copy of the motion. However during a trial or a hearing, an oral motion may be permitted.
When you are filing a motion in an existing case you must complete the forms in their entirety and to the best of your ability. Failure to complete and file documents will result in your filing being returned to you with no action being taken. If this is a new case, a case number will be assigned.
If you are filing a motion, it should be signed with blue ink and include your address and telephone number.