Friend of the Court

Michigan

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

newaygofoc@co.newaygo.mi.us

Custody and Parenting Time questions: (231) 689-7308

rherman@co.newaygo.mi.us

Child Support questions:

Cases with Fathers’ Last Names A-F: (231) 689-7224

danie@co.newaygo.mi.us

Cases with Fathers’ Last Names G-O: (231) 689-7373

theaven@co.newaygo.mi.us

Cases with Fathers’ Last Names P-Z: (231) 689-7261

rpurdy@co.newaygo.mi.us

Employer, Health Insurance, and Income Withholding questions(231) 689-7004

jordanh@co.newaygo.mi.us

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. 

Tax Questions

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

Public hearings with Judge Dykman may be watched live at:
 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCij6_LRnF-ZONkhFdLs8g8w

REFEREE MICHAEL C. PAIGE APPEARANCE INFORMATION

Public hearings with the Referee may be watched live at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjQ4ye1f2TUK-JioW78HaIQ

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 newaygofoc@co.newaygo.mi.us.

Filing Documents

Documents may be submitted to the Friend of the court via mail, fax, or email:

MAIL:
Newaygo County Friend of the Court
PO BOX 885
White Cloud, MI 49349

FAX: (231) 689-7015

EMAIL: newaygofoc@co.newaygo.mi.us

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. 

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 newaygofoc@co.newaygo.mi.us

Current Personal Information Form

Financial Information Request Form

Ordinary Medical Expense Log

Parenting Time Abatement

Parenting Time Complaint Form

Payee Dismissal And Direct Pay Credit Form

Request For Enforcement Of Medical Expenses

Required Docs For DC 2021

Required Docs For DM 2017

Required Docs For DO 2017

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.

COVID-19

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.