Kalamaoo County
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Ninth Judicial Circuit Court


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):

Location A Resource To:
Michigan Avenue Courthouse
227 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Obtain court orders for older cases
  • Court rooms A, B, C, D for FOC
    Show Cause Hearings
Family Division
Gull Road Justice Complex
1536 Gull Road
Kalamazoo 49048
  • 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 Office
Gull Road Justice Complex
1536 Gull Road
Kalamazoo 49048
  • Get information: 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