General Information


The Michigan Office of Child Support charges each local office, and the workers, with this vision:

Engaging parents to improve children's lives

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. Orders are issued by the court after the Judge has made a determination and the written document is signed, then filed with the county clerk. To obtain a domestic relations 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.



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Address: 11153 N Straits Hwy, Cheboygan, MI 49721

Hours: 8:30AM–4:30PM, Monday to Friday

Phone: (231) 627-4303


The Friend of the Court will be closed in observation of the following 2021 holidays:

January 1, 2021 - New Year’s Day - Friday

January 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King Day-Monday

February 15, 2021 - Presidents' Day-Monday

April 2, 2021 - Good Friday 

May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day-Monday

July 5, 2021 - Independence Day (observed) - Monday

September 6, 2021 - Labor Day-Monday

November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day - Thursday

November 25, 2021 - Thanksgiving Day-Thursday

November 26, 2021 - Day after Thanksgiving-Friday

December 23, 2021 - Christmas Eve Eve -Thursday

December 24, 2021- Christmas Eve - Friday

December 30, 2021 - New Year’s Eve Eve-Thursday

December 31. 2021 - New Year's Eve - Friday

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As of July 2015, the Michigan State Disbursement Unit (MiSDU) will no longer mail payment coupons to you. However, you can get payment coupons from MiChildSupport, the Michigan child support program’s self-service website. MiChildSupport allows you to access your child support case information anytime from your computer or mobile device. To learn more and sign up, please visit MiChildSupport at

Child support payments in Michigan are processed through the Michigan SDU.

The SDU is a federal and state program acronym that stands for "State Disbursement Unit". The SDU is the single physical work unit responsible for the receipt and disbursement of child support payments. In Michigan, the SDU is the main focus of all activity for Centralized Collections. Centralized Collections is a federally mandated program, established by the 1996 Personal Responsibilty and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). On November 3, 1999, Michigan Public Act 161 of 1999 was enacted providing authority for the SDU to receive and disburse support payments.

Customers may make debit/credit card payments using the MiSDU.


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Below, find forms relevant to payment of support, as an EMPLOYER, or an OBLIGOR; PAYEE of support, via direct deposit or debit card; and other information relative to your  IVR PIN, or your address:



Friend of the Court, Staff Attorney
Kevin W. Weller P56943

870 S Main Street, Room 210
PO Box 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8825
Fax: (231) 627-8417

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Additional Staff
Custody/Parenting Time Investigator/Mediator
Breanne Thompson
(231) 627-8418
Child Support Case Manager
Samuel Bohl
(231) 627-8802
Child Support Case Manager
Mary Bur
(231) 627-8869
Child Support Case Manager
Tracy Bourgeois
(231) 627-8848
Child Support Case Manager
Paula Jewell
(231) 627-8826
Assistant to the Friend of the Court
Tina Stead
(231) 627-8825