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.
CHEBOYGAN COUNTY FRIEND OF THE COURT
2016 YEAR IN REVIEW
- Total support collected and distributed to families: $2,972,442.00
- Total number of open cases: 1,250
- Child support reviews completed: 225
- Custody and parenting time investigations completed: 57
- Custody and parenting time successful mediations: 51
CHEBOYGAN/PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY MANDATORY S.M.I.L.E. PROGRAM
NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
6:00 to 8:00pm
Cheboygan County Circuit Courtroom
870 South Main Street, Second Floor, Cheboygan County Courthouse
SMILE (Start Making It Livable for Everyone) is an educational program for parents who have a pending divorce or other family action in Cheboygan County. This required one-time session is held at the Cheboygan or Presque Isle County Courthouse and lasts approximately two hours.
The program assists parents to better understand how conflict existing between them affects their children, how to communicate on a positive level and how to be flexible and compromise as co-parents in making decisions about their children.
Parents will receive a letter, signed by the Chief Judge, notifying them of their scheduled SMILE program date and time.
Other parents interested in attending SMILE may register by writing to the FOC or by contacting our office at 231-627-8825.Back to Top
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Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium
Address: 11153 N Straits Hwy, Cheboygan, MI 49721
Hours: 8:30AM–4:30PM, Monday to Friday
Phone: (231) 627-4303
FRIEND OF THE COURT CALENDAR
The Friend of the Court will be closed in observation of the following 2017 holidays:
January 2, 2017-New Year’s Day (observed)-Monday
January 16, 2017-Martin Luther King Day-Monday
February 20, 2017-Presidents' Day-Monday
April 14, 2017-Good Friday-Friday
May 29, 2017-Memorial Day-Monday
July 4, 2017-Independence Day-Tuesday
September 4, 2017-Labor Day-Monday
November 10, 2017-Veterans Day (observed)-Friday
November 23, 2017-Thanksgiving Day-Thursday
November 24, 2017-Day after Thanksgiving-Friday
December 22, 2017-Christmas Eve (observed)-Friday
December 25, 2017-Christmas Day-Monday
December 29, 2017-New Year’s Eve (observed)-Friday
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NEED HELP WITH YOUR DIVORCE?
FREE NORTHERN MICHIGAN LEGAL CLINIC AVAILABLE
•Free LOCAL clinic put on by Legal Services Attorneys!
•Local Attorneys will answer your questions for free!
•When & Where are the free clinics?
•For 2017, all clinics start at 5:30 p.m.
•Join us at ANY stage of your divorce.
See schedule here:
Questions—Call Legal Services of Northern Michigan at (989) 705-1067
Sponsored by the 46th Circuit Bar Association, Legal Services of Northern Michigan, and Community Mediation Services
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 www.michigan.gov/MiChildSupport.
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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BILLING INFORMATION AND FORMS
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:
EMPLOYER BILLING INFORMATION
OBLIGOR BILLING INFORMATION
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM