Marina
Rent a slip, Boat put-ins, pump outs

Straits Regional Ride
Cheboygan, Emmet and Presque Isle Counties

Cheboygan County Fair
Fairgrounds, vendor information, dates

Getting Started

STARTING A NEW CASE THROUGH THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
If you or your children currently receive public assistance or have received assistance in the past, you should already have a child support case. If you have not received a letter from the Office of Child Support within three months of your public assistance case opening, call 1-866-540-0008.

If you or your children have received public assistance in the past and a child support case was not opened, or is closed, you can apply for child support services. You may apply online with MiCase, or you may print, complete and mail the IV-D Child Support Services Application/Referral – DHS-1201 form.

If you or your children have never received public assistance and you do not already have a case open, you can apply for child support services. You may apply online with MiCase, or you may print, complete and mail the IV-D Child Support Services Application/Referral – DHS-1201 form.

STARTING A NEW CASE ON YOUR OWN
Because many people know little about the laws and procedures that govern court proceedings, it usually is recommended that most people hire attorneys to represent them. But sometimes people decide to represent themselves in child custody, parenting time, and child support matters.

Michigan law requires friend of the court (FOC) offices to provide “do-it-yourself” resources (often called “pro se” or “in pro per” packets) to people who are interested in representing themselves in a child support, parenting time, or custody matter.

Michiganlegalhelp.org may be utilized to start a new case by filing a complaint, and provides information on how to answer someone else’s complaint.

RESOURCES

MiChildSupport (previously MiCase)

At http://www.michigan.gov/MiChildSupport, you may log in to apply for child support when:

  • The children you have are not already on a child support order through the Friend of the Court, or…
  • You are not already working with an Office of Child Support staff member (a Support Specialist) or Prosecuting Attorney to get support for the children you have.

OR, print and mail the IV-D Child Support Services Application/Referral (DHS-1201)

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CHEBOYGAN/PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY MANDATORY S.M.I.L.E. PROGRAM

STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT – Classes are currently cancelled due to CoVid-19 restrictions. 

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.

SMILE Handbook

Friend of the Court, Staff Attorney

Kevin W. Weller P56943

Office

870 S Main Street, Room 210
PO Box 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Email: foc@cheboygancounty.net
(231) 627-8825
Fax: (231) 627-8417

 Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

 Additional Staff

Custody/Parenting Time Investigator/Mediator
Breanne Thompson
foc@cheboygancounty.net
(231) 627-8418

Child Support Case Manager
Samuel Bohl
sbohl@cheboygancounty.net
(231) 627-8802

Child Support Case Manager
Mary Bur
mbur@cheboygancounty.net
(231) 627-8869

Child Support Case Manager
Tracy Bourgeois
tracyb@cheboygancounty.net
(231) 627-8848

Child Support Case Manager
Paula Jewell
jewellp@cheboygancounty.net
(231) 627-8826

Assistant to the Friend of the Court
Tina Stead
foc@cheboygancounty.net
(231) 627-8825

NON-EMERGENCY PUBLIC SAFETY NUMBERS

Cheboygan County Sheriff Department
County Building
870 S. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721
231.627.3155

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Indian River Field Office
6984 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749
231.238.9313

Cheboygan Department of Public Safety
Cheboygan City Hall
403 N. Huron St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721
231.627.4321

Mackinaw City Police Department
Village Hall
102 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231.436.7861

Tuscarora Township Police Department
Tuscarora Township Hall
3546 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749
231.238.9481

CONTACT US

Cheboygan County
870 S. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721
231.627.8855