S.M.I.L.E. Program

Notice - Only accepting emergency marriage license by appointment. Call 269-983-7111 ext. 8233. Eval


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020, at 12:00 P.M.

The Friend of the Court office is presenting the Start Making it Livable for Everyone (SMILE) program virtually via the Zoom application on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. There will be no SMILE program on the 17th, only on Wednesday, December 16th.  If you are in need of completing this requirement prior to a judgment of divorce, please see the following information in order to access the program:

  • Connecting to the program at the time of the proceeding:
    1. Desktop PCs and Laptops:  Go to the Zoom Web Site (zoom.us). Click on “Join a Call”  -  Join using Meeting ID 694 858 9138  
    3. Tablets and Phones (Apple and Android):   Install the Zoom App from the App Store or Play Store prior to the call.  At the time of the call launch the Zoom app and join using Meeting ID  694 858 9138  

Phone Call Only: Call 646-876-9923 or 669-900-6833 and connect using Meeting ID 694 858 9138  

S.M.I.L.E. (Start Making It Livable for Everyone) is an educational program for parents who have a pending divorce in Berrien County.

All parties involved in a divorce action with minor children or a custody or visitation dispute are required to attend one session of the Friend of the Court SMILE Program.

This Program will provide general information regarding the Friend of the Court’s office, the Court system, and other important information for people going through a divorce or custody issue.

Any person interested in a Domestic Relations’ case involving children may attend this Program.