Felton v. Felton

[Cite as Felton v. Felton (1997), 79 Ohio St.3d 34.]

Domestic relations — Court not precluded by statute or public policy reasons from issuing a protection order pursuant to Ohio’s civil domestic violence statute where the parties’ dissolution or divorce decree already prohibits the parties from harassing each other — When granting protection order, trial court must find that petitioner has shown by a preponderance of the evidence that petitioner or petitioner’s family are in danger of domestic
violence — A pleading is not admissible into evidence at a hearing to prove a party’s allegations and must not be considered as evidence by the court. To continue www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/1997/1997-Ohio-302.pdf

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