Start Making It Livable For Everyone

The SMILE Program is an educational program for separating/divorced parents with minor children. Each divorce and family situation is unique, parents are encouraged to consult other services available to divorced/separated parents and their children. These include psychological services, legal services, parent support groups, emergency services, family court mediation services, conflict resolution and mediation agencies, and books or articles relating to divorce.

Upcoming Meetings

January 17, 2024

March 20, 2024

May 15, 2024

July 24, 2024

September 25, 2024

November 20, 2024


SMILE Sessions

All sessions are held at the Judicial Center in Jury Room A from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Parties are encouraged to watch the SMILE video though the Michigan Child Support website by clicking the link below.

Friend of the Court
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Honorable Matthew J. McGivney
Chief Judge

Melissa Scharrer
Friend of the Court


(877) 543-2660


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Law Center

210 S Highlander Way
Howell, MI 48843


(517) 552-2312