255 Clay street
Lapeer MI 48446
Emil H. Joseph III, Friend of Court
Jamie Podoba, Deputy Friend of Court
Telephone: (810) 667-0377
Interactive Voice Response (IVR): (877) 543-2660
FAX: (810) 667-0390
ZOOM SMILE Program starting this week.
Monday though Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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.
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