from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, No.
17DV-000115 Division of Domestic Relations, Juvenile Branch.
1} Petitioner-appellant, C.L. ("mother"),
pro se, appeals from a judgment of the Franklin County Court
of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, Juvenile
Branch, denying mother's petition for a Civil Protection
Order ("CPO") in favor of her and her son, C.B.
("minor child"), against respondent-appellee, T.B.
("father"). Father did not file an appellee's
brief in this action. For the following reasons, we affirm.
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
2} On January 26, 2017, mother filed a petition for
a CPO against father, on behalf of herself and the minor
child. On the same date, the trial court denied mother's
ex-parte petition for a CPO, but ordered that the request for
a CPO be set for a full hearing. On February 8, 2017, the
trial court referred this matter to a magistrate to conduct
the hearing and issue a decision. On February 10, 2017, the
magistrate held a full hearing in which mother, father, and
the Guardian ad litem testified.
3} On February 14, 2017, the magistrate found that:
[T]he Petitioner has not proven, by a preponderance of the
evidence, that the respondent has (1) attempted to cause or
recklessly causing bodily injury, (2) placed another person
by the threat of force in fear of imminent serious physical
harm or committing a violation of R.C. 2903.211 or 2911.211,
(3) committed any act with respect to a child that would
result in the child being an abused child as defined in R.C.
2151.031, (4) committed a sexually oriented offense. R.C.
3113.31(A)(1), and/or (5) there is no evidence that a civil
protection order is necessary fair and/or equitable.
It is hereby ORDERED that the petition is denied.
(Mag.'s Decision at 1.)
4} On the same date, the trial court adopted the
magistrate's decision as the judgment of the court.
(Jgmt. Entry at 1.) On February 23, 2017, mother filed a
notice of appeal.
ASSIGNMENTS OF ERROR
5} Mother's three assignments of error are
lengthy and difficult to follow. However, in light of our
holding, we will briefly summarize. Mother's assignments
of error allege that the trial court or magistrate erred by:
(1) previously awarding custody of the minor child to father
and unduly limiting her visitation rights, (2) the trial