The Friend Of The Court is now open 7am-5pm. You can call 279-4314 or email:
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.
24-Hour Phone Access
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.
MiChildSupport – www.michigan.gov/MiChildSupport
Apply and get secure online access 24/7 to your child support case.
- Income Withholding Status
- Child Support Hearing Dates
- Case Information
- Payment Summaries
- Child Support Owed
- Friend of the Court Office Information
Michigan Child Support Calculator
https://micase.state.mi.us/calculatorapp/public/welcome/load.html Allows you to use the same calculator the FOC is required to use.
Michigan Legal Help
www.michiganlegalhelp.org is for persons who are representing themselves in a variety of simple civil legal matters, such as divorce, custody, expungement of criminal records, landlord/tenant matters, etc.