practice areas

Juvenile

Juvenile

In Ohio, a minor child or juvenile is anyone under the age of 18 years old. When a juvenile is charged with a delinquent or unruly act, that child will be brought before a judge or magistrate at Juvenile Court. Custody matters; establishing parental rights, visitation, shared parenting agreements. Patricia Smith has practiced in the Portage County Juvenile Courts for 12 years and over 27 years total.