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36th Judicial Circuit Court - Friend of the Court Staff Directory

Our Office Phone Number is (269) 657-7734.

The Office of Child Support's toll free number is (866) 540-0008

If you have an address or employment change - you may e-mail those changes to foc@vbco.org

The Interactive Voice Response Unit Phone Number is 877-543-2660.  This number rings into the State of Michigan's 24-hour Interactive Voice Response system (IVR). The Friend of the Court staff will not provide any information to you that is available through the IVR. The Friend of the Court staff wants to be available to answer your questions that cannot be answered by using the IVR. If you have a question about payment information obtained from the IVR, at the end of the payment menu, you will have the option to speak with a representative at the Michigan State Disbursement Unit.

Barbara Weintraub Kimmel
Lynda Pioch

Director/ Friend of the Court
Lynn Bullard

Deputy Friend of the Court
Alice Yonkman, ext. 1502

Front Office Customer Service Specialist and Scheduling Clerk
Mark Graham, ext. 1501: If you are not sure who you need to speak with or have general questions about your case.
Mark Graham, ext. 1522: If you need to schedule or change a referee hearing date.

Accounting Department
The staff in the Accounting Department can answer your questions regarding income tax refund intercepts, audits and ordering financial histories.

Judy Maring, ext. 1505: May answer general questions or questions regarding ordering financial records and/or account printouts and if you are not sure who may help you in the Accounting Department.

 Tina Singleton, ext. 1508: Questions concerning income tax refunds or intercepts, monies on hold, confinement costs, and escheatments.

Jenna Reinking, ext. 1525: Questions regarding vendor billing, the Friend of the Court portion of this web site, the FOC email, and special projects

Kristine Deaner, ext. 1515: Questions regarding account adjustments, abatements, emancipations, and high school verifications.

Custody and Parenting Time
The custody and parenting time case manager can answer your questions regarding custody and parenting time. Remember, all complaints regarding custody and parenting time order violations must be submitted to the Friend of the Court Office in writing, within 56 days of the violation.

Custody/Parenting Time Case Manager: Aaron Rosecrans, ext. 1518

Customer Service Specialist: Vacant, ext. 1528

Medical Support
Stephanie Peters, ext. 1507: If you have questions regarding medical support, demand for health care, or health insurance questions.

Support Enforcement Officers
Support Enforcement Officers can answer your questions regarding the modification and/or enforcement of child support, but not medical child support. Enforcement Officers are assigned to cases based upon the first letter of the father's last name.

 Deborah Hammond, ext. 1510 (A, B, C, Q, Y)

Amanda Hoefle, ext. 1526 (F, G, H, J)

Lisa Kissinger, ext. 1516 (R, S, T) 

Rebecca Bogren, ext. 1537 (D, E, I, K, O, U, V, W, X, Z)

Martha Moore, ext. 1527 (L, M, N, P)

Support Specialist: Ann Fry, ext. 1504 (F, G, H, J, K, O, Q) 

Support Specialist: Tammy Beam, ext. 1514 (I, L, M, P, R, Z)

Support Specialist: Jonique Shipley, ext. 1521 (A, B, C, D, E, Y)

Support Specialist: Abbie Jones-VanHeukelum, ext. 1503 (N, S, T, U, V, W, X)

If you wish to establish a paternity or child support case you may contact a private attorney or contact the Support Specialist at the Department of Human Services. The Support Specialist can be reached at (866)661-0005.

Office Attorney: Theresa Szakas, ext. 1520

Legal Assistant: Heather Stately, ext. 1512

Early Intervention Case Manager
Abel Munoz, ext. 1524

Warrant Officer
To report information about a payer with an outstanding bench warrant, contact:
Deputy Miriam Sipes, ext. 1513
Deputy Duane Brigham, ext. 1509