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Portage County Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile/Probate Divisions

The responsibilities of the Juvenile Court include hearing all Department of Job and Family Services cases regarding dependent, neglected and abused children, all juvenile traffic cases, delinquency and unruly offenses and adult contributing cases. The Court has jurisdiction over parentage cases, along with custody, visitation and support.The Portage County Probate Court issues marriage licenses, monitors the administration of decedent estates, manages guardianships of minors and incompetent adults and presides over all adoptions, name changes and involuntary mental health and intellectual disability commitments.Term: 6 years. about the candidate may be found at Judicial Votes

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  • Patricia J. Smith