27th Circuit Court
the Court Division
Michigan law created Friend of the Court in 1919. At least one office
serves each Circuit Courts Family Division.
Friend of the Court offices have the following duties:
- When parents cannot agree, or when directed by the judge, to conduct
investigations and make reports and recommendations to the court
- Parenting time (which may include transportation),
- Amount of child support (including medical support, and
sometimes spousal support.)
- To offer mediation, when both parents agree to participate, as an
optional way of settling disagreements about custody or parenting time.
- To provide enforcement services on custody, parenting time, and
Friend of the Court offices child support enforcement responsibilities
were mainly created pursuant to requirements of the Social Security Act. In
Michigan, the child support program is administered by the Office of Child
Support in cooperation with Friend of the Court offices. The Office of Child
Support is part of the Family Independence Agency. It is responsible for
administering federal child support program funds, coordinating location of
absent parents, and managing the process for income tax intercepts.
State of Michigan Court Approved Forms
MiCase - Access your child support case online.
Friend of the Court Handbook
(PDF) Contains material that further
describes the general duties of the Friend of the Court and some legal
Reasonable Parenting Time Policy (PDF)
This policy has been developed
for those situations when parents cannot reach an agreement, and a
parenting time schedule is not otherwise addressed through an Order.
Request for Friend of the Court Records Policy & Form
policy addresses questions regarding who can request records as well
as which records can be requested. The accompanying form was designed
to provide the rights of parties who request information from their
Friend of the Court file.
Dismissal/Direct Pay Credit Form
(PDF) This form is to be completed whenever a
direct payment is made and accepted in lieu of support.
Request for Enforcement of Medical Expenses
(PDF) This form is to be completed whenever
a reimbursement for medical expense arises.
Parenting Time Abatement
(PDF) Complete this form whenever the
non-custodial parent for six(6) consecutive overnights or more, unless
otherwise state in an Order.
Parenting Time Complaint Form (PDF)
Ordinary Medical Expense Described
Ordinary Medical Expense Log (PDF)
Current Personal Information Form
This form is for name and address changes and for medical
insurance information updates.
Pro Per Case with Minor Children - Steps Prior to Hearing for Entry of
Temporary Order or Final Judgment (PDF)
- Order Entry
Financial Info Request Form (PDF)
Uniform Child Support Order (PDF)
JIF Form (PDF)
FOC Form 50 - Motion Regarding Support (PDF)
FOC Form 51 - Motion Regarding Support Response
FOC Form 65 - Motion Regarding Parenting Time
FOC Form 66 - Motion Regarding Parenting Time
FOC Form 87 - Motion Regarding Custody (PDF)
FOC Form 88 - Response to Motion Regarding Custody
Credit Card Instructions
Child Care Verification Form
Newell Street PO Box 885
White Cloud MI 49349
Phone (231) 689-7260 Fax (231) 689-7015