Friend of the Court
Parenting Time Guidelines
The Livingston County Friend of the Court (FOC) is dedicated to preserving the best interests of children in a respectful manner within the Statutes and Court Rules, as defined by the Michigan Legislature and the Michigan Supreme Court. The duties of the FOC office include conducting investigations and making recommendations to the Court regarding child custody, parenting time, child support, and domicile matters. In cooperation with the Michigan State Disbursement Unit (MiSDU,) the FOC collects, records, and distributes support payments as ordered by the Court.
How to Make Payments
Call us at (877) 543-2660
P.O. Box 30351
Lansing, MI 48909-7851
Manage Your Case Online
You may view your child support case online using the secure MiChildSupport website. MiChildSupport is available 24-hours a day and provides case information, including support payments.
Proposed Judgments & Orders Approval
All proposed domestic orders, including Judgments of Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and miscellaneous orders related to Custody, Paternity, Parenting Time or Child Support must be filed with the Livingston County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Proposed orders should not be submitted directly, either in-person or via email, to the Friend of the Court. Once receipted by the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, the proposed order will be sent to the Friend of the Court Office for review and approval pursuant to the requirements of MCR 3.211.
After approval by the Friend of the Court Office, the proposed order will be returned to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, to be uploaded into the Court’s electronic management system for the assigned Judge’s signature.
If a proposed order is not approved by the Friend of the Court, it will be returned via regular mail to the attorneys of record or the parties, if not represented by counsel. A revision sheet will be included with instructions on how to correct the document. Upon correction, the revised proposed order should be filed with the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.
Note: The Friend of the Court approves proposed Orders and Judgments as to form only, not content.
The Livingston County Friend of the Court is committed to delivering exceptional public service to the citizens of Livingston County. We recognize that the families we serve are good people often experiencing turmoil in their lives. It is our goal to deliver services to our clients in a timely, compassionate and professional manner, while focusing on the best interest of the child.