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Family Domestic / FOC

 
Effective January 3, 2017, the Friend of the Court is now located in new and improved office space in the historic Penobscot Building. The customer service window can now be found on the Fort Street level, across from the D bank elevators.
All other Friend of the Court offices are only accessible by using the D bank elevators on the Fort Street or Congress Street levels.
The Friend of the Court referee courtrooms are on the 10th and 11th floor. There is a docket directory near the D bank elevators on the Fort Street level.
The Case Establishment division is on the 10th floor.
FAME is located on the 11th floor.

Explore the New Friend of the Court
 
Please note that the Wayne County Friend of the Court has a new phone number: 1-877-543-2660. Please update your information accordingly.
 
The Self-Help Center has relocated to room 1145 in the FOC space of the Penobscot Building. The public can take D bank elevators to access the 11th floor for the new office. New hours for the center are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
 

Overview

The mission of the Wayne County Friend of Court is to serve and educate families and assist the court in domestic relations matters to promote the best interest of children.

Mr. Kent Weichmann
Friend of the Court
1 (877) 543-2660 -
Assistant:  Lori Kaczmarek

 
Ms. Stephanie Witucki
Senior Referee
1 (877) 543-2660 Courtroom 11-B, Penobscot

Power Court

Assistant:  Cindy Yeagins-Brown, 1 (877) 543-2660


 
Ms. Denise Fitzhugh
Director of Administrative Operations
- -

Assistant:  Sharon Atkins


 
Mr. John Frasik
Director of Family Assessment, Mediation and Evaluation
   

Assistant:  Laura Maher


 
Ms. Erin Lincoln
Legal Director
1 (877) 543-2660 -

Assistant:  Terri Sales


 
Ms. Bridgette Tyus
Director of Case Establishment
   

Assistant:  Christina Rocha-Staub


 
(313) 224-5690 Courtroom 10-F, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Charlene Elder

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-F
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Gloria Howard, (313) 224-5690
FOC Attorney:  Jonn Walinske, (313) 224-5337
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
(313) 224-7196 1901 CAYMC

Parenting Time Docket

1901 CAYMC


Support Staff:  Crystal Palmer, (313) 224-7196

Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday


 
(313) 224-7168 Courtroom 11-E, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Lynne A. Pierce

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-E
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Denita Schroeder, (313) 224-8178
FOC Attorney:  Dominique Peacock, (313) 224-7829
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.







 
(313) 224-1790 Courtroom 11-C, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Charles S. Hegarty

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-C
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Teresa Welch, (313) 224-1790
FOC Attorney:  Jenae' Anderson, (313) 224-2230
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
(313) 224-5690 Courtroom 10-E, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Lisa M. Neilson

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-E
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Gloria Howard, (313) 224-5690
FOC Attorney:  Carl Meyer, (313) 224-6754
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 
(313) 224-5037 Courtroom 10-G, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Eric Cholack

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-G
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Karen Hall, (313) 224-5037
FOC Attorney:  Nilda Reinosa, (313) 224-7427
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
(313) 224-1790 Courtroom 10-D, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Adel Harb

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-D
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Denise Hamilton, (313) 224-5369
FOC Attorney:  Adrienne Scruggs, (313) 967-6984
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
(313) 967-6787 Courtroom 11-D, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Connie M. Kelley

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-D
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Hope Hale, (313) 967-6787
FOC Attorney:  Jamie Bissell, (313) 224-3781
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
- Courtroom 10-B, Penobscot

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-B
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226


 
(313) 224-7164 Courtroom 10-A, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Richard B. Halloran

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-A
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Tonya Little, (313) 224-7164
FOC Attorney:  Stephen Malyn, (313) 224-8421
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 
(313) 224-0893 Courtroom 1913 CAYMC

Parenting Time Docket

Support Staff: Denita Schroeder, (313) 224-0893

Motions Heard At:  8:30 a.m.


 
(313) 967-6787 Courtroom 11-G, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Alexis A. Glendening

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-G
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Hope Hale, (313) 967-6787
FOC Attorney:  Alyce Haas, (313) 224-7608
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 
(313) 224-7168 Courtroom 11-F, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Kathleen McCarthy, Presiding Judge

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-F
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Toyia Jenkins, (313) 224-7168
FOC Attorney:  Minsun Lee, (313) 224-0277
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
(313) 224-5369 Courtroom 10-C, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Melissa A. Cox

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-C
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Denise Hamilton, (313) 224-5369
FOC Attorney:  Brittany Jones, (313) 224-0204
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 
Ms. Stephanie Witucki
Senior Referee
1 (877) 543-2660 Courtroom 11-B, Penobscot

Power Court

Assistant:  Cindy Yeagins-Brown, 1 (877) 543-2660


 

 

News / Announcements

  • Sep 23, 2016
    The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic is coordinating with Wayne County Friend of the Court to conduct a child support help program on Saturday, October 22, 2016, in the “Friends Auditorium” of the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Referee hearings are held Monday through Friday mornings at the times listed above for each Referee. All Referee hearing dates must be obtained from the Friend of the Court Scheduling Office located in Room 900A of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center After You have filed your motion with the County Clerk in Room 201. If you have questions related to the dockets other than scheduling, please contact the assigned support staff listed above.            


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