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Friend of the Court
County Building
(586) 469-5160
friendofthecourt@macombgov.org
 

Hours of Operation

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Cashiers Office, Medical Enforcement, Interstate Department

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Judicial Service Officers

Phone Service Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

24 HOUR INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM: (877) 543-2660

WHEN APPEARING IN PERSON AT FRIEND OF THE COURT, PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN OR OTHER PERSONS WHO ARE NOT PART OF YOUR CASE.

 

The Citizens Advisory Committee will he hosting the first meeting of the year on Feb 15, 2023.  Click here for details and link to join.  

 

 

Macomb County Friend of the Court has implemented a new phone system with the intent of  shortening wait times and better directing calls. Recently we have had reports of callers not reaching their destination in a timely manner.  For this, we greatly apologize.  In an effort to further improve the system, we invite you to fill out the following questionnaire regarding any recent issue you may have had.  This is not intended to report issues with specific employee experiences.  That can be handled through our grievance process. Follow the link to report on any phone system issues you may have experienced.  Please note, that due to high call volumes it is not uncommon to have hold times exceed 10 minutes.  Thank you for your participation, we hope this will help us better serve you here at Macomb County Friend of the Court. 

Macomb County FOC phone feedback questionnaire 

 

 

FRIEND OF THE COURT OFFICE IS AGAIN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EFFECTIVE JUNE 23, 2021.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

CLICK HERE for contact information regarding hearing and child support related matters.

CLICK HERE to view the Macomb County COVID-19 Custody/Parenting Time Guide 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING OBJECTIONS DURING COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY: 

If you have received a recommended order following a motion hearing before a referee, you may fax or email your objections to the FOC.  Calls to the referee's office regarding procedural questions or to request a de novo hearing date will he returned within 24 hours. 

In the event that you have received a recommendation following an evidentiary hearing before a referee, you may e-file, email, or fax your objections to the Macomb County clerk's office. Please check their website for any special instructions. Prior to filing, please contact the assigned Judge's clerk to obtain a hearing date

LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT - WHAT TO DO
If you have become unemployed due to the Covid-10 situation or some other reason and are requesting a support review please submit a request for a support review by email, fax, or letter indicating when you became unemployed, whether or not you are applying for unemployment benefits, and reason for loss of employment. If you are approved for unemployment please send verification of the amount of your weekly benefit as soon as possible. Please include your case number and current phone number in your request. 

CLICK HERE for information or to apply for unemployment benefits

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You can resolve your issue by sending an email or fax, or if the matter is not of an urgent nature sending a letter. Our fax# is 586-469-7941 and our email address for email submissions is friendofthecourt@macombgov.org. You can also submit documents via email or fax. If you do not have a scanner you can take a photo of the document and send it as an email attachment.

 

For all other non-immediate and/or non-emergency parenting time questions or concerns, please submit your complaint in writing either through our online submission form or email submissions to friendofthecourt@macombgov.org

 

You can make payments electronically via the MISDU.com website or by mailing your payment to : MISDU, P.O. Box 30351, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7851 and be sure to include your case number, your name, county code of 50 for Macomb County, and FIPS code of 26099 on your check or money order. Payment coupons can be printed from MISDU.com. You can also make payments online using credit card or debit card through govpay.net at 1-888-604-7888 Macomb County Friend of the Court account code is 1441. You can also find information on how to make payments at our website foc.macombgov.org/FOC.

 

CLICK HERE for Important statement from the Supreme Court on matters involving children

 

Click below for updated guidelines:

Custody and Parenting Time Guidelines

 

Effective August 1, 2018 the hours for walk-ins regarding support and parenting time will be from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

"MoneyGram Logo"

A new payment option is now being offered for non-custodial parents to pay their child support.  The MoneyGram service allows the payment of child support to be made in cash at CVS Pharmacy and Walmart stores only.  Please note this does not include CVS pharmacy locations within the Target stores or other retail stores, or online payments at MoneyGram.com.  

HOW TO USE MONEYGRAM

To begin using the MoneyGram service to pay child support, payers will need to bring cash, present their docket number, yyyy-xxxxxx, and use Michigan's Child Support Receive Code of 14689, to the MoneyGram clerk at your nearest payment location.  There is a fee for using this service.  More information is available on the MiSDU site.  


View your case/docket information online. The State of Michigan has created a website for viewing your case information. The MiChildSupport Web application provides Custodial and Non-Custodial parents an efficient way to access selected information about payments and enforcement activity on your case/docket. Click here to create your account. For answers to frequently asked questions, please click here

The MiChildSupport website is now mobile friendly!

Did you know you can get answers to many questions regarding your case on the MiChildSupport website.  Avoid long lines, and waiting on hold.  Sign up today!  Access your Friend of the Court case online,  click here