Judge J. Mark Costine has served as the Probate and Juvenile Court Judge since 1998. The Probate Court was established in each county to supervise the administration of the estate of a decedent who was a resident of Belmont County. Each transaction involved in the administration of an estate is subject to the examination and approval of the Probate Court. The Probate Court also issues marriage licenses, handles adoptions, guardianships, and involuntary commitment proceedings.

In Juvenile Court we touch the lives of hundreds of families in Belmont County through delinquency, unruly, juvenile traffic, dependent, abuse, neglect, support, custody and paternity proceedings. Judge J. Mark Costine is also active in State and National Drug Court programs and Specialized Dockets.

Working with a great staff to assure an efficient and appropriate court process, we invite you to browse our web site and discover the many dimensions of the court.


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