Friend of the Court & Information Links

Michigan Friend of the Court Handbook

Oakland County Friend of the Court

Wayne County Friend of the Court

Macomb County Friend of the Court

Washtenaw County Friend of the Court

Livingston County Friend of the Court

Genessee County Friend of the Court

Michigan Child Support Guidelines

State of Michigan Child Support Arrears Forgiveness Program

Michigan State Disbursement Unit (MiSDU)
Use this site for information about the MiSDU and how it will affect you by reading the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs). MiSDU is part of the total Child Support System for the State of Michigan.

SMILE Program
SMILE (Start Making It Livable for Everyone) is an educational program for parents who have a pending divorce in Oakland County. This required one session program is held at the Friend of the Court building and lasts approximately one hour. The program assists parents to better understand how conflict existing between them affects their children, how to communicate on a positive level and how to be flexible and compromise as co-parents in making decisions about their children.

Focus on the Children Program
Focus on the Children is an 8-week educational and skills training program to train parents in Oakland County in post-divorce, high-conflict situations. Run by the Jewish Family Service, the program meets once a week, for 90 minutes at a time. Each session includes learning exercises and opportunities for discussion. Parties must agree to not initiate any litigation for the duration of the program.