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Family Domestic / FOC

The outreach at ACCESS - Child Support Help on 12/14/2018 has been canceled.

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.

To speak to a Friend of the Court representative regarding your Friend of the Court case, please call 1‑844‑785‑7593.

To reach the State of Michigan’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, call 1‑877‑543‑2660.  When asked for the County, enter 929.  This system provides automated access to some payment and enforcement information for persons who have signed up for a PIN for their case.

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC)
Penobscot Building (PNB)

Ms. Erin Lincoln
Interim Friend of the Court
(313) 224-6639 -

Assistant:  Lori Kaczmarek


 

 


Ms. Jillian Fitzgerald
Interim Assistant Friend of the Court - Legal Director
313-224-5370  
Assistant:  Terri Sales

 

 


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

Power Court

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

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


 

 


Ms. Denise Fitzhugh
Director of Administrative Operations
(313) 224-6760 -

Assistant:  Dawana Andrews


 

 


Mr. John Frasik
Director of Family Assessment, Mediation and Evaluation
(313) 224-8830 -

Assistant:  Laura Maher


 

 


Ms. Bridgette Tyus
Director of Case Establishment
(313) 224-7725 -

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) 224-1790 Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-C

Parenting Time Docket

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-C

645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Crystal Palmer, (313) 224-1790
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m. Wednesday through Friday


 
(313) 224-8178 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:  Lindsey Lavine, (313) 224-4668
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.







 
(313) 224-2866 Courtroom 10-E, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Lisa M. Neilson

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

Support Staff:  Vicki Leonard, (313) 224-2866
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) 224-5369 Courtroom 10-D, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Adel Harb

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

Support Staff:  Yolanda Houston, (313) 224-5186
FOC Attorney:  Adrienne Scruggs, (313) 967-6984
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


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

Judge:  Honorable Charles S. Hegarty

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

Support Staff:  Teresa Welch, (313) 967-6787
FOC Attorney:  Jenae' Anderson, (313) 224-2230
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:  Heather Dixon, (313) 967-2619
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 
(313)224-5179 Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-B

Parenting Time Docket

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

Support Staff:  Sean McBride, (313)224-5179

Motions Heard At:  8:00 a.m.


 
(313) 224-0072 Courtroom 11-G, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Alexis A. Glendening

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

Support Staff:  Hope Hale, (313) 224-0072
FOC Attorney:  Alyce Haas, (313) 224-7608
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


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

Judge:  Honorable Connie M. Kelley

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

Support Staff:  Hope Hale, (313) 224-7168
FOC Attorney:  Jamie Bissell (313) 224-3781
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.


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

Judge:  Honorable Kathleen McCarthy, Presiding Judge

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

Support Staff:  Crystal Palmer, (313) 224-1790
FOC Attorney:  Minsun Lee, (313) 224-0277
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 

 

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News / Announcements

PLEASE NOTE: Commencing April 2018, the payment window on floor 19 of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  If you wish to make a Friend of the Court case payment on Tuesday or Friday, please proceed to the Friend of the Court - Information Services Department - located on the 1st floor of the Penobscot Building between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Anyone wishing to resolve a Friend of the Court Bench Warrant on a Friday, please proceed to the Friend of the Court - Information Services Department - located on the 1st floor of the Penobscot Building between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no William Booth Legal Clinic on November 15.
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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.

If you have documents to drop off for a Referee, please take them to the Concierge Desk on the 1st floor of the Friend of the Court offices, and staff will direct the items to the appropriate referee.


Referee Availability

24 hour Case Information Access:
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https://www.michigan.gov/michildsupport

Please visit above site for:

  • Account Balances
  • Hearing Dates
  • The ability to ask questions of a FOC caseworker, and more.

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