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Friend of the Court (FOC)

Main Office-Penobscot Building, 645 Griswold, Detroit, Michigan
Branch-Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

Third Circuit’s Friend of the Court is the largest in the State of Michigan with well over 200,000 domestic relations cases active at any given time.  The Friend of the Court, several Departments, and eight Domestic Relations Attorney Referees primary responsibilities are case initiation, assessment, enforcement, evaluating, investigating, reporting, and making recommendations to the Court on matters of custody, parenting time, child and spousal support, as well as providing mediation as an alternative method of dispute resolution.  The FOC staff serves on a variety of committees and organizations as well as participates in a number of work sessions, meetings and conferences to continually work toward the enhancement and improvement of child support programs throughout the state.

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