Support Motion

Support Motion

If multiple motions are being filed at the same time in the same case, only a single motion filing fee will be charged and applied to all motions. The filing fee will be in the amount of the highest chargeable motion fee.

When Support Motion is filed without a request to change custody or parenting time, the filing fee is $ 60.00. If Support motion is accompanied with a request regarding custody or parenting time the $ 100.00 filing fee applies to post-judgment cases.

__Filing Fee:
$60.00 for post judgment cases (includes FOC Fee)
$20.00 for open pending cases
*if you are indigent or receiving public assistance you may be eligible to have your fees waived. To apply for a fee waiver please complete this form and submit it with your motion. You must check back with the Clerk to see if the Judge granted or denied your request to have fees waived.
__Call Clerk's Office (517) 546-9816, to schedule a hearing date & time before the Friend of the Court Referee
__Complete SCAO Form # FOC 50 Support Motion (click link)
__Complete Praecipe for FOC Referee (click link)
__Make 2 *copy sets each of the completed motion and praecipe;
(*copy to serve on other party, copy for yourself)
*Clerk's Office will copy for you at a charge of $ 1.50 per page copied
__File all of the above with the Clerk at 204 S. Highlander Way, Ste. 4, Howell, MI 48843
(if filing by mail you must provide a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of your copies)
__Serve a copy of the motion and praecipe on the other party by:
  • first class U.S. Mail, or,
  • personal service
__Be sure to complete Certificate of Mailing at the bottom of form, and make sure you have filed the completed Certificate of Mailing with the Court; if the Certificate of Mailing is not completed; your motion may not be heard.