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Friend of the Court Contact Information
What types of questions do you have? Please see below for contact information for Friend of the Court staff by content area.
Friend of the Court General questions: (231) 689-7264 or (231) 689-7265
Custody and Parenting Time questions: (231) 689-7308
Child Support questions:
Cases with Fathers’ Last Names A-M: (231) 689-7224
Cases with Fathers’ Last Names N-Z: (231) 689-7373
Employer, Health Insurance, and Income Withholding questions: (231) 689-7004
The Friend of the Court automated line can be reached at 1-877-543-2660. Please follow the Phone Number Instructions if you are unfamiliar with the automated system.
Please refer to your most recent court order addressing claiming children on your taxes. Parties may also default to IRS tax rules if orders do not specify who will claim the children for tax filing purposes. The Newaygo County Friend of the Court cannot answer tax filing questions. Please seek the guidance of a tax professional. If you feel that your order has been violated you may file a motion or show cause the other party if necessary.
Live on YouTube
Friend of the Court cases are livestreamed when court is in session. Remote appearance information can be found below for those appearing via Zoom, but if you need more information please visit our Appearing with Zoom page for more details and Zoom tips!
Public Friend of the Court hearings are also held with Honorable Melissa K. Dykman at:
JUDGE MELISSA K. DYKMAN APPERANCE INFORMATION
CHIEF REFEREE MICHAEL C. PAIGE APPEARANCE INFORMATION
Public hearings with the Referee may be watched live at:
General Friend of the Court Information
The Newaygo County Friend of the Court assists parents and families with matters pertaining to child support, custody, and parenting time. Child support services consist of establishing and enforcing child support across various case types. Custody and parenting time services consider the best interests of the child, or children, on each case.
The Friend of the Court can be reached at 1-877-543-2660. Please follow the Phone Number Instructions if you are unfamiliar with the automated system. The Friend of the Court can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Documents may be submitted to the Friend of the court in person, by mail, or fax:
Newaygo County Friend of the Court
PO BOX 885
White Cloud, MI 49349
FAX: (231) 689-7015
Filing a Motion?
State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) forms for filing child support, custody, and/or parenting time motions are located here as well as instructions.
Please contact the Newaygo County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office at (231) 689-7269 or Newaygo County Friend of the Court 1-877-543-2660 for assistance in scheduling a motion.
State Court Administrator’s Office Forms & Information
Foc10 Uniform Child Support Order
Foc72 Request To Access FOC Records And Decision
Foc100 Domestic Relations Judgment Information Form
MC 416 Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act Affidavit
Newaygo County Friend of the Court Forms
The Newaygo County Friend of the Court has internal forms used to initiate various processes or report information to the office. Please see some of these forms below and if you are looking for a different form, please contact the Friend of the Court at 1-877-543-2660 or email@example.com
Current Personal Information Form
Financial Information Request Form
Payee Dismissal And Direct Pay Credit Form
Request For Enforcement Of Medical Expenses
Friend of the Court Orientation
The Newaygo County Friend of the Court will be doing the Orientation Program remotely soon. Please see our Orientation page for further details.
The Newaygo County Friend of the Court has created a memorandum explaining parenting time issues related to COVID-19 for our office. Please see other additional resources on our FOC & COVID-19 page.