PROBATE & JUVENILE COURT

Probate & Juvenile Division

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Judge Kevin H. Taylor

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law JD 1977
    – Associate Editor of the University of Toledo Law Review
  • Bowling Green State University BA 1973
  • Wittenberg University 1969-1971
  • Licensed to practice law in Ohio since 1977 and before the United States Supreme Court since 2004

Experience

  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney 1977-1980 and 1989-2012
  • General Practice 1981-2012

Professional Organizations

  • Van Wert County Association
  • Northwest Ohio Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation Life Fellow
  • Ohio Association of Probate Judges
  • Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • National College of Probate Judges

Professional Activities

  • Governing Board of the Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio
  • OSBA Ethics Committee, Chairperson
  • Probate Law and Procedure Committee
  • Juvenile Law and Procedure Committee
  • Vantage Police Academy, Legal Instructor (25 years)

Community Service

  • St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, member and past council president, Catechism       teacher (20 years), VW Blessings volunteer
  • V.N.A. Comprehensive Services, Inc., Board President
  • Family Health Care of Northwest Ohio, Board Member
  • Member of Optimist Club (past president), Cougar Booster Club (past president), Farm Bureau, Elks, YMCA (past soccer coach), Van Wert United Way (past president and campaign chair), and Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Association

 

NOTICE

THE JUDGE AND DEPUTY CLERKS ARE PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM GIVING LEGAL ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE IN PREPARING FORMS OR OTHER MATTERS THAT COME BEFORE THE PROBATE COURT.

OHIO REVISED CODE SECTIONS 2101.41, 2101.99C, 4705.01

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FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

April 2, 2020

UPDATE

TEMPORARY HOURS FOR VAN WERT COUNTY PROBATE & JUVENILE COURT AND JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENT DUE TO COVID-19 AKA CORONAVIRUS

Due to the threat of the spread of COVID-19, availability to Van Wert County Probate & Juvenile Court and Juvenile Probation will be reduced effective April 6th, 2020, until Ohio Governor Mike DeWine lifts his declared State of Emergency in the State of Ohio.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Probate Court Phone # (419) 238-0027

Special instructions For Marriage License: Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Juvenile Court Phone# (419) 238-1118

Special Instructions: The Court will remain open for any hearings that are scheduled before 9:00 a.m. and after 3:00 p.m. on an as-needed basis. The Court is attempting to do as much as possible via telephone.

Juvenile Probation Phone # (419) 238-2044

Probation Officers can also be reached on their cell phones.