Friend of the Court Forms

Notice: Do not include any sensitive information on these forms or (if applicable) files uploaded to these forms. Sensitive information includes, but is not limited to, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, bank account information, medical information, passport numbers, or passwords.

If you need assistance regarding these forms, please contact Friend of the Court or the Self Help Legal Resource Center. We cannot give legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice contact an attorney.

Alleged Denial of Parenting Time

You may use the Alleged Denial of Parenting Time Form to report if you believe that you were wrongfully denied your court ordered parenting time by the other party. To report an alleged denial of parenting time, it must be within 56 days from the time that you were allegedly denied your court ordered parenting. If an Alleged Denial of Parenting Time form has been submitted the other party will have 21 days to submit a Response to the Alleged Denial of Parenting Time Form. 

If a response is not received within 21 days of the filing of an Alleged Denial of Parenting Time, the court shall consider the parenting time as wrongfully denied and make up parenting time will be granted.

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Arrearage Forgiveness

You may use this form if you are the receiver of child support and you would like to forgive a portion, or all, of the back-owed child support which the payer has not paid. This form must be signed by the payee in front of a notary of the public before being submitted to our office. You can only forgive arrears that are owed to you.

This form is submitted to: The Friend of the Court Main Office

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Child Support Review Request

You may use the Support Review Request Form if you are the payer of child support or the receiver (payee) of child support. Complete this form to request a re-evaluation of the amount of child support you are ordered to pay/receive.

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Domestic Violence Screening

Find Domestic Violence Screening Form below:

This form is submitted to: Your Domestic Investigator

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Modification of Child/Spousal Support

You may use the Modification of Child/Spousal Support Form to request an adjustment to the amount of child/spousal support which is order to be paid.

This form is submitted to: The County Clerk - Family File Room
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Modification Parenting Time/Custody

You may use the Modification of Parenting Time Form to request an adjustment to the current parenting time schedule or custody arrangement which is ordered.

This form is submitted to: The County Clerk - Family File Room

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Objection to Referee's Order

You may utilize the Objection to Referee's Order Form is you disagree with an order signed by a referee and would like the order/decision re-evaluated. This objection must be filed within 21 days of the date that the judge signed the order.

This form is submitted to: The County Clerk - Family File Room

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Opting Out of the Friend of the Court

You may use the Opting Out of the Friend of the Court Form to request not to receive any Friend of the Court services.

This form is submitted to: The County Clerk - Family File Room

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Parent Questionnaires

A Parent Questionnaire needs to be completed if a change of custody, domicile (where the child lives), or parenting time is being requested. Find the appropriate forms below:

These questionnaires are submitted to: Your Domestic Investigator

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10 Page Questionnaire

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Request to Abate Support

You may use the Request to Abate Support Form to request not to receive child support, ordinary  health care support, or reimbursement for birth and pregnancy expenses.

This form is submitted to: The Friend of the Court Main Office
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Update Personal Information

You are responsible for keeping your personal information updated with the Friend of the Court. Please complete the Update Personal Information Form if you have had a change of address, phone number, change of name, employment, etc.

You may update your personal information online through the MiChildSupport link below or by mailing the Change in Personal Information (PDF) Form to our main office: Friend of the Court Office, Fourth Floor, 811 Port St., St. Joseph, MI 49085.

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Waiver

Filing a Fee Waiver form does not guarantee that fees will be waived.

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FOC COMPLAINTS / GRIEVANCES

For complaints you may fill out the FOC Grievance Form (PDF).

  1. Friend of the Court

    Physical Address
    811 Port Street, 4th Floor
    St. Joseph, MI 49085

    Phone: 269-983-7111, Ext. 8575
    Fax: 269-982-8624


  2. County Clerk - Family File Room

    Physical Address
    801 Port St.
    4th Floor
    St. Joseph, MI 49085

    Phone: 269-983-7111, ext. 8364

  3. Self Help Legal Resource Center


    Physical Address
    811 Port Street
    2nd Floor
    St. Joseph, MI 49085

    Phone: 269-983-7111, ext. 8790