Case types filed in Circuit Court

Civil

C
General Civil
(Includes, but not limited to, torts, contract cases, extraordinary writs, condemnation cases, removals from magistrate court, and foreign judgments)
D
Domestic Relations
(Includes, but is not limited to, divorces, paternity suits, annulments, separate maintenance action, uresa cases, and original petitions for establishment of child or spousal support)
A
Adoption
MH
Mental Hygiene
G
Guardianship/Conservatorship
C-AP
Civil appeal from magistrate court
(Includes appeals in family violence cases)
P
Miscellaneous Proceedings
(Includes miscellaneous civil proceedings which do not involve a money judgment, generally require only one hearing, and usually are presented by petition rather than complaint. Also includes petitions ancillary to criminal proceedings in magistrate court)
JA
Juvenile Proceeding
- child abuse/neglate
JD
Juvenile Proceeding
- delinquency
JS
Juvenile Proceeding
- status offense

Criminal

B
Felony charge bound over to circuit court from magistrate court
M
Misdemeanor
F
Felony
M-AP
Criminal appeal from magistrate court

 Appointment of Guardian for minors under 18 years of age

Reason: Child receives monetary awards, i.e.
1.) settlements from court cases
2.) beneficiary in an estate settlement
3.) beneficiary in a life insurance settlement
4.) may be necessary in some instances if child lives with grandparents
5.) may be necessary if child lives with someone other than parent

Where: County Commission office - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or Thursday evening by appointment

Cost: $25.00 - appointment and administration, $18.00 - recording documents

Documents required: Birth Certificate, childs social security number, and bond equal to the amount of the child's settlement. Child over 14 must be present during appointments to sign consent. Assets of minor must be properly invested and managed according to law. They will be monitored until the child reaches 18 years of age at which time a settlement and release will be transacted.

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