Friend of the Court

Friend of the Court Director/Domestic Relations Referee:
Lona Julien


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


24 Hour Toll Free
Account Information Line: 1.877.kid.2660


(517) 279-5175

Mailing Address:

31 S. Division Street
Coldwater, MI 49036

The Branch County Friend of the Court (FOC) works for the Circuit Court, with primary responsibilities for enforcement of the Court’s orders regarding custody, parenting time and the support of minor children. 
The FOC also conducts hearings and investigations, and makes reports and recommendations to the Court on those matters. It offers mediation, as an alternative dispute resolution process, for custody and parenting time issues. 
For more information, please read the Michigan Child Support Formula Manual.

Michigan Legal Help. www.michiganlegalhelp.org is for persons who are not able to afford a lawyer to handle simple civil legal matters.

 24-Hour Phone Access:
Our Integrated Voice Response (IVR) Phone number 1.877.kid.2660.

This number is for all payment information, 24-hours a day. As we are unable to give confidential information over the phone, you MUST use this number for your confidential inquiries.


Common Solutions

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Parenting Time Handbook
This Handbook contains an overview of parenting time considerations for parties to domestic relations cases.

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