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FOC Documents

2010 FOC Handbook
2015 Parenting Time Policy
Parenting Time Complaint Form
Support Complaint Form
Stipulation Information and Request Form
Support Review Request

State Resources

Michigan State Disbursement Unit (MISDU)
Michigan Office of Child Support Public Site
Michigan Department of Human Services
Michigan Legislative Information Web Server
Michigan Family Support Council
SCAO Approved Court Forms
State Court Administrative Office (Includes; Supreme Court, Judicial Branch Education (MJI), Judicial and other links of interest)
Michigan Department of Human Services
Michigan Department of Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division

Federal Resources

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
State and Local IV-D Offices on the Web
National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA)

Lapeer Co. FOC


Lapeer County Friend of the Court

County Courthouse
255 Clay street
Lapeer MI 48446

Emil H. Joseph Jr., Friend of Court
Tamara L. Yard, Deputy Friend of Court

Telephone: (810) 667-0377
Interactive Voice Response (IVR): (877) 543-2660
FAX: (810) 667-0390

Monday though Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


The Friend of the Court is the collection, enforcement and investigative arm of the Circuit Court in the area of domestic relations.

The action by the office is dictated by court order. Orders are issued by the court after the Judge has made a determination and the written document is signed, then filed with the county clerk.

To obtain a domestic relations order from the Court, the issue has to be brought before the Court through formal legal action. This is accomplished through private attorneys, sometimes the prosecuting attorney or by action of one of the parties.

Michigan Legal Help

The Friend of the Court does not become involved until action is filed with the court.



Questions about the status of child support checks should be directed to the Michigan State Disbursement Unit through the 24-hour case information access line at (616) 632-6800.


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