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Ninth Judicial Circuit Court

FRIEND OF THE COURT HANDBOOK - INTRODUCTION

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 one part of the whole Ninth Judicial Circuit Court's system. Some of the different locations are identified below (a map is available at the counter areas):

Location 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
Gull Road Courthouse
Family Division
400 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
269-385-6000
Attend hearings
File petitions
Get a copy of court orders for newer cases
Court rooms E, F, G and Referee Hearing rooms
Friend of the Court
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-384-8200
email
Get information on a walk-in basis.
View your file by appointment only
See your enforcement officers (by appointment only)
Get a print out for your case
Make cash payments (by cash or certified check)

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