Today The Ohio Supreme Court adopted new Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio 66.01 – 66.09 that were recommended by its Advisory Committee on Children and Families and are set to go into effect on June 1, 2015.
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said, “The result of countless hours of work from the committee members are rules that will align Ohio with standards set by the National Guardianship Association in adult guardianship cases and raise the level of professionalism among our guardians. We know this has been a long process, but we have never lost sight that the ultimate goal is to provide our probate courts with effective means to ensure the safety and well-being of people who need our protection.”
Recently, the Greene County Probate Court also made several sweeping changes to their local guardianship rules to establish “best practices” that were in line with other Ohio counties. The revised Green County Probate rules can be found here.
Portions of this blog post were extracted from Court News Ohio, find the full article here.