On Monday, the Ohio Supreme Court rolled out new forms for guardianship and other probate issues. The new forms are a result of changes suggested by the Ohio Association of Probate Judges. In 2015, the Court adopted Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio 66.01-66.09. Prior to these rules, guardianship guidelines had been left up to the individual Probate Courts. The rules made several changes to guardianship, including requiring guardians to attend a fundamentals course and complete continuing education requirements, pass criminal background checks, and to meet at least quarterly with their wards. The new forms are in line with these changes. The rules came after the Columbus Dispatch wrote a scathing series on guardianship in Ohio in 2014, focusing on cases of abuse and theft.
In addition to the forms available through the Ohio Supreme Court, the Hamilton County Law Library has a variety of estate and probate forms available to subscribers through both print and online sources. For questions about our form resources, contact our reference staff, and check our LibGuide with links to local court forms.