|Friend of Court Office|
|Phone Number: (906)-667-0218
Fax Number: (906)-667-1145
Hours of service: CST
Staff names and titles:
Friend of the Court
The Friend of the Court has the following duties:
Conduct investigations and make a recommendation to the court regarding custody, parenting and child support. Offer mediation as an optional way of settling disagreements over custody or visitation of children. Collect, record and disburse support payments as ordered by the court.
Provide enforcement services on custody, visitation and support orders entered by the court.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When will I receive my child support payment?
Child support payments are received in the morning and are sent out daily. Once our office gets the payment, it is disbursed the very same day.
What happens if I don’t get a payment?
Notify the Friend of the Court Office if you do not receive a payment. The Friend of the Court does not have a fund to make payments to custodial parents. The child support payment must be received before we disburse the money to the custodial parent.
Will I get a court appointed attorney for my divorce?
You must hire your own attorney. The court will not appoint an attorney for a divorce hearing.
How much child support will I receive?
Child support is based on the income of both parents, the number of children involved and normal deductions for childcare, union dues and medical insurance’s. The information provided is input into the Michigan Guideline computer program and the program provides a standardized amount of child support. You will receive more information at your first Friend of the Court appointment.