What is the Friend of the Court?

The Eaton County Friend of the Court is a division of the Circuit Court. The Friend of the Court is not a division of the Prosecuting Attorney's office. The Friend of the Court Act (1982 PA 294) makes the office responsible for: 

  • Investigating, reporting and making recommendations to the Circuit Court on custody, parenting time ("visitation") and the amount of child support 
  • Providing mediation sessions to resolve child custody and parenting time disagreements 
  • Collecting, recording and sending out all support payments ordered by the Court 
  • Initiating enforcement of all custody, support and parenting time ("visitation") orders entered by the Court

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