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
FRIEND OF THE COURT CALENDAR
The Friend of the Court will be closed in observation of the following 2023 holidays:
January 2, 2023 – New Year’s Day Observance – Monday
January 16, 2023 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Monday
February 20, 2023 – Presidents’ Day-Monday
April 7, 2023 – Good Friday
May 29, 2023 – Memorial Day-Monday
June 19, 2023 – Juneteenth – Monday
July 4, 2023 – Independence Day – Tuesday
September 4, 2023 – Labor Day-Monday
November 10, 2023 – Veterans Day – Friday
November 23, 2023 – Thanksgiving Day-Thursday
November 24, 2023 – Day after Thanksgiving-Friday
December 25, 2023- Christmas Day -Monday
December 26, 2023- Christmas Day Observance – Tuesday
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.
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:
MiSDU/IVR PIN FORM
ADDRESS CHANGE FORM
EMPLOYER BILLING INFORMATION
EMPLOYER PAYMENT COUPON
CHILD SUPPORT ALLOCATION WORKSHEET
MICHIGAN CHILD SUPPORT EMPLOYER JOB AID
OBLIGOR BILLING INFORMATION
PERSONAL BILLING COUPON
DEBIT CARD AUTHORIZATION
DIRECT DEPOSIT AUTHORIZATION