The purpose of this handbook is to provide persons who have a domestic relations case in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court with helpful and accurate information regarding Friend of the Court (FOC) duties and responsibilities including the Federal Child Support Enforcement Program (also known as the IV-D Program). This handbook also outlines the basic responsibilities of the parties when the court has issued an order for support, parenting time, or custody. Any questions regarding procedures or requirements outlined in this handbook may be discussed with the FOC office or with an attorney of your choice.
The FOC is part of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court's system. Some of the different court locations are identified below (a map is available at the counter areas):
A Resource To:
Michigan Avenue Courthouse
227 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 269-383-8837
Obtain court orders for older cases
Court rooms A, B, C, D for FOC Show Cause Hearings