Friend of the Court

The Branch County Friend of the Court (FOC) works for the Circuit Court, with primary responsibilities for enforcement of the Court’s orders regarding custody, parenting time and the support of minor children.

The FOC also conducts hearings and investigations, and makes reports and recommendations to the Court on those matters. It offers mediation, as an alternative dispute resolution process, for custody and parenting time issues.

24-Hour Phone Access

Integrated Voice Response (IVR) Phone Number: 1.877.KID.2660

This number is for all payment information, 24-hours a day. As we are unable to give confidential information over the phone, you MUST use this number for your confidential inquiries.

Apply and get secure online access 24/7 to your child support case.

  • Income Withholding Status
  • Child Support Hearing Dates
  • Case Information
  • Payment Summaries
  • Child Support Owed
  • Friend of the Court Office Information

Michigan Child Support Calculator Allows you to use the same calculator the FOC is required to use.

Michigan Legal Help is for persons who are representing themselves in a variety of simple civil legal matters, such as divorce, custody, expungement of criminal records, landlord/tenant matters, etc.


Friend of the Court

Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm


24 Hour Toll Free
Account Information Line



31 S. Division Street
Coldwater, MI 49036

Lona Julien
Friend of the Court Director/Domestic Relations Referee