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
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 cases 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 via mail, fax, or email:
Newaygo County Friend of the Court
PO BOX 885
White Cloud, MI 49349
FAX: (231) 689-7215
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.
Parenting Time Motions
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.
Newaygo County Friend of the Court Forms
The Newaygo County Friend of the Court has internal forms used to initiate various process 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.
Friend of the Court Orientation
The Newaygo County Friend of the Court is now doing its Orientation program remotely. 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 resources below as well.