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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.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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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

Cheboygan, Michigan

 

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.

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DO YOU NEED YOUR GED?

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GED

Innovative High School Program

Offers Free Tuition for Adults

For those seeking a new job or career advancement, earning a high school diploma is often the first and most important step. Michigan Works! has made Michigan first again for those who want to get a better job!   Many employers and positions require at least a high school education. Great news for job seekers without a high school diploma: the state of Michigan has recently added the innovative Career Online High School (COHS) program to its eligible training provider list (ETPL), which means Michigan adults can now earn their diploma for free.

Contact:

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?

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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

 

PAYMENT INFORMATION

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:

 

OBLIGOR BILLING INFORMATION

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

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

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

Additional Staff
Custody/Parenting Time Investigator/Mediator
Teresa Remeur
(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
JoAnne Lockey-Sarrault
(231) 627-8826
Child Support Case Manager
Tracy Bourgeois
(231) 627-8848