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36th Judicial Circuit Court - Friend of the Court



OUR MISSION

The 36th. Judicial Circuit Court Friend of the Court office strives to provide unbiased, professional, courteous services and educational information in accordance with Federal and State laws. We respond to the sensitive issues of custody, parenting time, and child support while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons. We work together with you to promote the best interests of the child.

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Attend a Virtual Hearing

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ATTENTION: POSTING NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Due to the upward trajectory in the number of Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate being above 15% using data from the MI Safe Start website, the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) advised we must return to phase 1 operations in the courts effective immediately. This affects all of the courts, including the Friend of the Court.

Effective immediately, the Friend of the Court cannot accept in-person payments or visits by the public in-person.

Payments may be made using the drop-box in front of the building. If you are dropping off paperwork, those items may also be placed in the drop box. Please contact us via telephone at 269-657-7734 or email us at focmail@vbco.org with questions.

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Alternative Ways to Conduct Business with the Courts Not In Person

Important Statement from the Michigan Supreme Court on Matters Concerning Children

 

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Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Address: 219 Paw Paw St. Lower Level, Paw Paw, MI 49079
Office Telephone: (269) 657-7734
Fax: (269) 657-8282
E-mail: focmail@vbco.org


Directions:

    • From I-94, take the Paw Paw Exit (exit 60). Turn north and proceed three quarters of a mile. Turn right onto Paw Paw Street (after the Sheriffs Building) and proceed to the Administration & Land Services Building on the left. The Friend of the Court is located in the lower level of the Administration & Land Services Building.
    • From Red Arrow Highway (from the east), enter Paw Paw and make a left (south) turn onto Niles Street. The Administration & Land Services Building is on the right before the first stop sign. The Friend of the Court is located in the lower level of the Administration & Land Services Building.
    • From Red Arrow Highway (from the west), enter Paw Paw and continue through the three stop lights on Red Arrow Highway/ Michigan Avenue. Turn right (south) onto Niles Street. The Administration & Land Services Building is on the right before the first stop sign. The Friend of the Court is located in the lower level of the Administration & Land Services Building.