In Michigan, the Friend of the Court makes initial decisions regarding custody, child support, parenting time or visitation and sometimes spousal support.
The Michigan Supreme Court has created a Friend of the Court Handbook http://courts.mi.gov/administration/scao/resources/documents/publications/manuals/focb/focb_hbk.pdf that outlines what the Friend of the Court does and doesn’t do.
Each county court also has its own friend of the Court with its own policies and procedures.
The following links provide more information for the friends of the court in the counties in which Grosse Pointe Law Center regularly practices.
If a Friend of the Court referee has made a decisions that you want to appeal, you have a very short time period to do it and must follow appropriate steps to preserve your rights.
The divorce and family law attorneys of Grosse Pointe Law Center serve clients in Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Woods, St. Clair Shores, Detroit, Dearborn, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Southfield, Troy, Macomb, Livonia, Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Monroe County, Macomb County and Oakland County, Michigan.