Friend of the Court
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Friend of the Court office will be closed to the public effective 3/18/2020 until further notice.
If you need assistance, you can call the office at (906) 643-7336 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Payments can be made online at MiSDU.com, by mailing to MiSDU using the coupons and envelopes provided. Our office will not be available to take cash payments.
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|
Friend of the Court Duties
The Friend of the Court provides services in:
- child support matters
- 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
- 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.
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.