Friend of the Court

Introduction to FOC

The Friend of the Court is part of the circuit court and is supervised by the Chief Judge. The Friend of the Court makes recommendations regarding divorce, paternity, custody, and support matters and helps the court administer those types of cases, while protecting the rights and interests of children. It is tasked with helping resolve domestic relations disputes and establishing, enforcing, and modifying court orders for: 

  • Change of domicile
  • Child care expenses
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Parenting time
  • Spousal support
  • Uninsured medical costs


Actions filed with Friend of the Court include: 

  • Custody
  • Divorce with minor children
  • Parenting time modification and enforcement
  • Paternity establishment
  • Support modification and enforcement

The Friend of the Court does not give legal advice.

Family Court Services Walk-in Hours

These hours are on a walk-in basis only. No appointment necessary.
Day Hours
Monday Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday Noon to 4:30 p.m.

General Child Support, Medical Enforcement & Parenting Time Questions                        

  • You can contact MiChildSupport either by phone at 1-877-543-2660 or by going to their website.

Websites to Assist You