Contact Information

Jeffrey A. Strausbaugh
Judge

Barbara A. Rath
Magistrate

Lisa M. Stiltner
Probate Court Administrator

Erin Spieth
Juvenile Court/Probation Administrator

Janet L. Dunbar
Deputy Clerk

Susan Sheets
Deputy Clerk

Amanda McClure
Deputy Clerk

Ashley George
Deputy Clerk

Kendall Derrow
Deputy Clerk

Defiance County Court House
221 Clinton Street, Third Floor
Defiance, Ohio 43512

P: (419) 782-4181
F: (419) 783-4811
probatecourt@defiance-county.com

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Legal Holidays

Complete Probate Court Forms

This is to permit attorneys and other court parties to complete a selection of Probate forms online.  We anticipate adding more forms as they become available.  The forms provided on our website are designed so that users can fill in the blanks using their personal computer.  Completed forms can then be printed for future filing at the Defiance County Probate Court according to our Local Rules of Court.  At this time, electronic, on-line or e-mail filings are not acceptable under the court rules currently in effect.

Visit the Ohio Supreme Court for additional Probate Forms.

Instructions:

  1.  You will need a PDF reader on your computer.  Many PDF readers, like Adobe Reader, are available to download for free.
  2. Choose which form(s) you would like to use.
  3. Click on the selected form.  Your browser should either launch the PDF or prompt you for download. You may use the PDF reader to view and print the document.
  4. Once the form is displayed, click above any of the blank lines where you usually type text.  Your cursor will be displayed above that line.  Type the appropriate text or click the appropriate box.
  5. When you have filled in all the appropriate fields, you should print the form.  You will not be able to save the form.
ADOPTION
Vital Statistics Certificate of Adoption
Petition for Release of Non-Identifying Information
Petition for Release of Adoption Information
Entry Setting Hearing
Pre-Placement Application
Entry on Pre-Placement
Application for Approval of Placement
Entry Approving Placement
Hospital Release
Statement of Adopted Person
Affidavit Regarding Birth Father
Affidavit
 
BIRTH REGISTRATION
Birth Registration Instructions
Registration of Birth
Entry Setting Hearing on Application for Registration of Birth
Entry Dispensing with Setting of Hearing on Registration of Birth
 
BIRTH CORRECTION
Instructions for Birth Correction Application
Correction of Birth Record
Entry Dispensing with Setting of Hearing on Correction of Birth
Entry Setting Hearing on Application for Correction of Birth
Affidavit
 
CIVIL PROCEEDINGS
Order of Appraisement
Order of Private Public Sale
Certificate of Advertisement and Notice of Public Sale
Entry Confirming Sale Ordering Deed and Distribution
 
CONSERVATORSHIP
Application for Appointment of Conservator
Next of Kin of Proposed Conservator
Fiduciary's Acceptance
Conservator Bond
Judgment Entry Setting Hearing on Application on Appointment
Oath of Conservator
Judgment Entry Appointment of Conservator
Letters of Conservatorship
Conservator's Inventory
Application to Release Funds to Conservator
Application for Authority to Expend Funds
Conservator Account
 
ESTATE
Fiduciary Acceptance
Appointment of Appraiser Not Necessary
Judgment Entry Not Probating Will
Application to Extend Time
Affidavit in Proof of Service
Report of Distribution
Application to Admit Authenticated Record
Entry Admitting Authenticated Record
Application for Fiduciary Fees
Application for Counsel Fees
Consent to Payment of Attorney Fees within Court Guidelines
Consent to Payment of Attorney Fees outside Court Guidelines
Notice of Hearing on Application for Attorney Fees
Probate Pro Se Motion
Probate Pro Se Motion for Continuance
Praecipe for Subpoena
Judgment Entry Appointing Guardian Ad Litem
Status Report
Affidavit and Entry in Lieu of Current Account
Report of Newly Discovered Assets
Application and Entry for Sale Transfer of Vehicle
Certificate Deposit of Will
Delivery of Deposited Will
Statement of Permanent Address
Appendix B - Counsel Fee Guidelines
Appendix C - Fiduciary Fee Guidelines
Appendix D - Extraordinary Services Guidelines for Decendents Estate
 
GUARDIANSHIP
Application for Fees Guardian of Estate
Application for Fees Guardian of Person
Application for Counsel Fees in Guardianship
Application to Extend Time
Affidavit in Proof of Service
Notice of Hearing on Application for Attorney Fees
Probate Pro Se Motion
Motion for Continuance
Praecipe for Subpoena
Judgment Entry Appointing Guardian Ad Litem
Application for Appointment of Emergency Guardian
Ex Parte Judgment Entry Appointment of Emergency Guardian
Emergency Letters of Guardian
Notice 72 Hour Guardianship
Motion for 30 Day Extension
Entry Granting 30 Day Extension
Notice 30 Day Guardianship
Application to Terminate Guardianship
Entry Terminating Guardianship
Petition to Transfer Guardianship
Order to Transfer Guardianship
Order to Accept Transfer of Guardianship
Order to Terminate Transferred Guardianship
Appendix B - Counsel Fee Guidelines
Appendix C - Fiduciary Fee Guidelines
 
TRUSTS
Application for Appointment of a Trustee
Trust Beneficiaries
Trustee Bond
Entry Appointing Trustee Letters of Authority
Trustee Inventory
Trustee Account
Application for Trustee Fees
Application for Counsel Fees in Trusts
Notice of Hearing on Application for Attorney Fees
Probate Pro Se Motion
Probate Pro Se Motion for Continuance
Praecipe for Subpoena
Judgment Entry Appointing Guardian Ad Litem
Appendix B
Appendix C
 

MISCELLANEOUS LOCAL FORMS

Application to Prepare Transcript

Request for Digital Audio Copy of the Hearing

Fax Filing Cover Sheet
Affidavit Regarding Marriage Application
Application for Disinternment
Surviving Next of Kin
Judgment Entry on Disinternment
Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds
Entry Ordering Payment of Unclaimed Funds

 

Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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