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Ninth Judicial Circuit Court

FRIEND OF THE COURT HANDBOOK - TABLE OF CONTENTS

NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT
INTRODUCTION
THE FRIEND OF THE COURT

Hours Of Operation/Holidays
Parking
Communication With The FOC Office
E-Mail To The FOC
Phoning The Friend Of The Court
Access To Friend Of The Court Records
Appointments
Orientation
PROCEDURES OF THE COURT
Plaintiff's Complaint
Service
Defendant's Answer to Complaint
Hearings
DOMESTIC RELATIONS PROCESS
Divorce
Ex Parte Orders
Temporary Orders
Reconciliation
Dismissals
Judgment of Divorce
Modification of a Judgment
FAMILY SUPPORT ACTIONS
Paternity Actions
INTERSTATE ACTIONS
Interstate Income Withholding
Registration of the Michigan Court Order for Enforcement
Registration for Modification
Assistance with Discovery in Another State
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
If You Have a Hearing
DUTIES OF THE FRIEND OF THE COURT
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Custody
CUSTODY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Parenting Time Orders
PARENTING TIME ENFORCEMENT
PARENTING TIME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
SUPPORT ORDERS
Support Investigations and Reports
Child Support Formula
Surcharge on Overdue Support
Enforcement of Support
Immediate Income Withholding Orders
      Show Cause Hearing
Income Tax Offset
Credit Bureau Reporting & License Suspension
MODIFICATION OF A SUPPORT ORDER
Threshold for Modification
Non-Retroactive Modification of Support
SUPPORT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
CHANGES AFFECTING CHILD SUPPORT
Change in Physical Custody
Parenting Time Credit Requests
When Child Support Ends
While Unemployed
Seasonal Workers
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Health Care Insurance
MEDICAL SUPPORT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
SPOUSAL SUPPORT
MAKING PAYMENTS
Support Payment Processing
Holding and Returning Checks
RECEIVING PAYMENTS
ACCOUNTING
Audits and Appointments
Helpful Hints - Did you:
FEES AND CHARGES
Pre-Judgment Fees
Statutory (Service) Fees
Charges for Copies of Account Records
QUESTIONS REGARDING OTHER ISSUES
Adoptions, Marriage and Military Service
Access to School and Other Records
Change of Domicile
Moving More Than 100 miles
Parent Locator
Property Settlement
Referees
COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE DOMESTIC RELATIONS LEGAL SYSTEM
AVAILABILITY OF HUMAN SERVICES
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
DISCLAIMER

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