Friend of the Court

Overview

The Friend of the Court (FOC) serves as the enforcement and investigative arm of the Circuit Court Family Division. FOC employees are court employees. Kent County Friend of the Court - Working to improved the lives of children and strengthen families

With over 38,000 cases, the FOC is tasked with: (1) Enforcement of child support orders, (2) Enforcement of custody and parenting time orders, (3) Reviewing the amount of child support consistent with the Michigan Child Support Formula, (4) Investigating and making recommendations to the Court about custody and parenting time issues, and (5) Providing mediation services for custody and parenting time issues.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

How to Contact Us

  • Call us at (616) 632-6888 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • E-mail us at foc.mail@kentcountymi.gov. Please include your name and case number in the e-mail. A FOC employee will respond as soon as possible.
  • Contact us via 2-Way Communication through the MiSupport website.

Support Payment Options

  1. Payment Window in Lobby - Cash, certified checks or money orders are accepted (make payable to the Kent County Friend of the Court)
  2. Pay Online
  3. Pay By Mail - MiSDU, P.O. Box 30351, Lansing, MI 48909-7851
  4. Pay With Cash - Pay Near Me (CVS Pharmacy, 7-Eleven and Family Dollar)
  5. Evaluation Payments - Cash or money order only
    Kent County Friend of the Court, P.O. Box 351
    Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0351

FOC Drop Box Station

The drop box for documents and non-cash payments is available on the first floor of 82 Ionia Ave.

How Are We Doing?

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FOC 2022 Survey »

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