Friend of the Court

General Information

Kent County Friend of the Court
82 Ionia Ave. NW
Suite 200
PO Box 351
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0351

General Information: (877) 543-2660
Fax: (616) 632-6871
(8:00am to 4:30pm, Mon - Fri)


The City of Grand Rapids Monroe Center lot offers the first hour of parking for free. It is shown along with our office location here:

Map of Downtown Grand Rapids with Parking Areas

Holidays 2019

The FOC offices are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day, Tuesday, 1/1/2019
  • Martin Luther King Day, Monday, 1/21/2019
  • Memorial Day, Monday, 5/27/2019
  • Independence Day, Thursday, 7/4/2019
  • Labor Day, Monday, 9/2/2019
  • Veterans Day, Monday, 11/11/2019
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, 11/28/2019
  • Day After Thanksgiving Day, Friday, 11/29/2019
  • Christmas Eve, Tuesday, 12/24/2019
  • Christmas, Wednesday, 12/25/2019

Communication with the Friend of the Court Office

Please keep the FOC informed of changes in vital information concerning your case. Provide the FOC with a written notice of any changes of: addresses, names, sources of income, medical insurance, telephone numbers, marital status of parties and minors, legal guardianships/ adoptions, financial status including bankruptcy, and physical custody of the child. Also, notify the FOC of the death of a party or child, the termination of parental rights, the reconciliation of parties, a child's high school graduation date and any other activity in any other court affecting your child.

Access to Friend of the Court Records

If you or your attorney would like a copy of your file, you may file the Request to Access form. More information about accessing your file is available here Local Administrative Order.

  • Case information will only be given to parties involved in a case and the attorneys of record.
  • Legal advice is not available from the staff; if an inquiry requires legal advice, a private attorney must be consulted.