You should be able to order the transcript. Contact the court administrator and confirm the court’s requirements for filing a praecipe and prepayment of the transcriptionist’s estimate. The following is excerpted from a rule of an Ohio domestic relations court:
A. Ordering Transcripts.
At the time of filing objections to a Magistrate’s decision, or if a party otherwise requests a transcript for any other purpose, the party shall also file a praecipe (DR Form 5) with the Clerk of Courts, requesting a transcript. The party filing the praecipe shall also mail a copy of the praecipe to the opposing party and submit a copy to the Domestic Relations Office. The Domestic Relations clerk shall deliver the praecipe to the appropriate transcriptionist who shall then notify the requesting party or attorney of the estimated cost of the transcript. The entire cost estimate of the transcript shall be paid to the transcriptionist within seven (7) days of the filing of the praecipe. Transcripts will not be prepared without payment of the cost estimate. If objections are filed and if no payment is received within that seven day period, the transcriptionist shall notify the Judge who may then proceed to rule upon the objections. Any balance or refund due shall be payable to or by the appropriate party upon the completion of the transcript.
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Yes. So contact the Hamilton County domestic relations court. When you call in tell t hem you want to order a transcript of a hearing. They will transfer you to the correct office and /or the Magistrate's secretary. You will need to have the case caption (names of the parties and the case number), you will also need to know the date of the hearing. You may also be asked how long the hearing lasted. Typically a form requesting a copy of the transcript needs to be filed along with payment. The cost of the transcript will be estimated and the payment needs to made before they will provide you the transcript. It can take several weeks or more to get a transcript depending on the length of the hearing and how many other requests are pending. That means, do not delay. It may be worth a phone call and then a follow up trip for the request form.
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