Young FamilyFriend of the Court

Friend of the Court
100 S. Marley, Room 110
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906) 643-7336
Fax: (906) 643-0142

Office Hours: Monday through Friday —
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed on Holidays)

Bruce Cranham Friend of the Court
Sheri Oja Deputy Friend of the Court
Kathleen Smith Enforcement Officer
Susan Fenlon Clerk

Friend of the Court Duties

The Friend of the Court provides services in:

  • child support matters
  • mediation
  • situations of disputed child custody or parenting time

Primary functions include:

  • collection of child support payments
  • enforcement of child support, custody and parenting time orders
  • mediation
  • recommendations for custody, parenting time and support

Friend of the Court Handbook:

The Friend of the Court Handbook has information about the general duties of the Friend of the Court office.

Please contact the Mackinac County Friend of the Court, (906) 643-7336, with any questions you may have regarding the handbook, as some procedures may vary for each Friend of the Court office.

Payment Information

To check the status of child support payments and other case information, call the 24-hour FOC “Interactive Voice Response” (IVR) System at 877-543-2660.

Some information that is available on the IVR system:

  • Last Payment & Balance
  • Last 3 Payments & Balance
  • Show Cause Hearing Info
  • Bench Warrant Info
  • Income Withholding Info

DO NOT call the Friend of the Court office for payment information. You must call the IVR 24 hotline. For more information regarding payments, disbursements, forms and frequently asked question, visit the Michigan State Disbursement Unit (MiSDU) at www.misdu.com.

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