Friend of the Court

What We Do

The Friend of the Court's professional mission is to:

  • Provide assistance, information and respond to the needs of families involved in domestic relations actions in the 29th Family Court.
  • Encourage family cooperation in resolving matters of custody, parenting time and child support.
  • Enforce court orders of custody, parenting time and child support as required by law in an objective, respectful and timely manner.
  • Implement and utilize the Federally mandated computer system to perform required activities related to Court Ordered modification, reporting and enforcement of child support.

Child Support

For questions on child support (payments, balance info, dates) please contact MiSDU Customer Service Center at 1-877-543-2660 or MiCase Office of Child Support website. You may also contact your support caseworker. 

Custody/Parenting Time

For questions on custody or parenting time, please contact your Custody/Parenting Time caseworker. 

Presiding Judges

  • Kristin Bakker, Probate Judge
  • Michelle M. Rick, Circuit Judge
  • Randy L. Tahvonen, Circuit Judge
  1. Jennifer D. Wood, J.D.

    Court Administrator/Friend of the Court

  2. Laura M. Bever, J.D.

    Attorney Referee / Deputy Friend of the Court

Caseworker Custody / Parenting Time (Custody / Parenting Time / Changes to Support)

First Letter of Father's Last NameCaseworkerPhone
A through KJessie Tibbits989-449-4255
L through ZJanet Fenton989-449-4254


Child Support Caseworkers (Enforcement Collection & Income Withholding)

First Letter of Father's Last NameCaseworkerPhone
A through F (and interstate)Erin Friend989-449-4251
G through RYvonne Denman989-449-4256
S through ZNancy Gee989-449-4257
  1. Amanda VanPage

    Financial Officer

  2. Stephanie Weismiller

    Account Clerk