Common Pleas Court
Domestic Relations
Filing Costs

New Cases


Complaint (with Children) $475.00
Complaint (without Children) $375.00


Petition for Dissolution (with Children) $400.00
Petition for Dissolution (without Children) $300.00

Annulment and Legal Separation

Complaint for Annulment $300.00
Complaint for Legal Separation (with Children) $400.00
Complaint for Legal Separation (without Children) $300.00

No deposit will be required when filing an Answer, an Answer and Cross Complaint, or an Answer and Counter Claim.

Service by Publication/Daily Law Journal**

No Property $200.00*
With Property $200.00*

**Attorney must provide $200.00 check made payable to the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts. The Clerk’s office will deliver the Notice to the Law Journal.


All Post-Decree Motions $200.00
Service by Publication $200.00

***Attorneys are responsible for paying the Law Journal directly for any Service by Publication on Post-Decree matters.


Half-Day $6.00
Full-Day (Out-of-County) $12.00
Out-of-County Witnesses: Add mileage of $.10 per mile
Out-of-State Decree/Foreign Order $125.00


Service of Complaint and Subpoenas by Sheriff’s Department

No upfront charge for Montgomery County Sheriff
Personal/Residential Sheriff Service – Other than Montgomery County: Attorney responsible for contacting the Sheriff’s Office to determine the costs (made payable to the Sheriff) Unknown


Miscellaneous Costs

Second District Court of Appeals – Notice of Appeal  $100.00
Photocopies (per page) – No charge if copy sent via email $.10/page
Certified Copies (per page) $1.00/page

* Additional Costs