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Allegan County
Friend of the Court

113 Chestnut St.
P.O. Box 358
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (877) 543-2660
Fax: (269) 673-0322

Email Us - General Questions ONLY
(NOT for Case-Specific Complaints)

8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday


Friend of the Court



7/23/2021 1:57 PM
6/18/2021 9:28 AM

About Us 

The purpose of this site is to provide individuals an overview of the State's Friend of the Court system, and further, to provide individuals worldwide, information about divorce, Conciliation Program and links to other useful resources.
Chances are good that there will be a relationship between your family and the Friend of the Court for several years to come. We wish this relationship to be a good one, and we hope that the following information will be helpful.
If you have an existing case with the Friend of the Court, and you want specific case information, please call the Friend of the Court office where your case is located.

Parking and Directions

There are several public parking lots available as shown on the Downtown Allegan map.

How We Become Involved

The Friend of the Court is the collection, enforcement and investigative arm of the Circuit Court in the area of domestic relations. The action by the office is dictated by court order. The court issues orders after the Judge has made a determination and the written document is signed, then filed with the county clerk. To obtain a domestic relation order from the Court, the issue has to be brought before the Court through formal legal action. This is accomplished through private attorneys, sometimes the prosecuting attorney or by action of one of the parties. The Friend of the Court does not become involved until action is filed with the court.

Case Management

You can contact your Enforcement Officer three ways: by phone, walk-ins, or written requests, which can be filed with the front reception desk at the FOC.
  • You may call the automated voice response system 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
  • Telephone calls are accepted daily between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Payment information is available only through the voice response system. Remember to have your case number on hand when requesting action or information from the FOC. Case information will only be given to parties involved in a case and the attorneys of record. Do not ask others to request information on your behalf.
  • Legal advice is not available from the staff; if an inquiry requires legal advice, a private attorney must be consulted.

Financial Services Access Desk

The Allegan Friend of the Court created a "Financial Services Access Desk". Parties to a case now have a "no" appointment-required access in which their financial concerns are addressed. The financial concerns include, but are not limited to allocation and distribution, tax offset, providing pay history accounting and completing audits.



Allegan County Legal Assistance Center.aspx
Application for Services.pdf
Child Care Verification Form.pdf
Child Support Case Questionnaire.pdf
Domestic Violence Screening Form.pdf
FOC Handbook 122016.pdf
How to sign up for a MiChildSupport account.pdf
MiChildSupport allows you to access your child support case information anytime you need it.  You can communicate with your FOC, ask questions, attach documents, and sign up for notifications such as "payment received."
Michigan Support Disbursement Unit (MISDU).aspx
24 hour access to your account information, payment summaries, case balances, income withholding notice status, hearing dates and Friend of the Court information
SCAO memo regarding child support and parenting time.pdf
On April 10, 2020, the State Court Adminstrative Office published a memo providing additional guidance on parenting time and child support due to COVID-19.  The memo can be viewed at the following link: SCAO guidance on COVID and parenting time
SCAO Parenting Time FAQ.pdf
SCAO has issued more guidance on parenting time during the COVID-19 crisis.  Please see the attached document for the most recent FAQ document published by the State.
Smile Booklet.pdf
State Court Administrator's Office - Forms for Use in Domestic Relations.aspx