Welcome to the Livingston County Friend of the Court Website
Important Update Effective February 11, 2021:
The Friend of the Court Office is open to the public during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Face masks/coverings are required and anyone who is feeling sick is asked to please not enter the office. Social distancing requirements will limit the number of persons allowed inside the office at one time.
Although the office is open, due to the heightened risk of COVID-19 and its variant, we are encouraging people to avoid public spaces and ask that you come to the office only if necessary. Residents are encouraged to visit the MiChildSupport website, call the office at 877-543-2660, or email the office at
firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Please leave your name, phone number, and case number and someone will contact you within 48 business hours.
The Friend of the Court office will accept in-person payments at this time. However, payments can be made conveniently by:
Online at www.misdu.com
Pay by telephone at 877-543-2660
Send a check or money order (payable to MISDU) to: Michigan SDU, P.O. Box 30351, Lansing, MI 48909-7851
Please record your docket number on a check. You can also enclose a payment coupon with your check. The payment coupon can be found at www.misdu.com.
The Livingston County Friend of the Court (FOC) is dedicated to preserving the best interests of children in a respectful manner within the Statutes and Court Rules as defined by the Michigan Legislature and the Michigan Supreme Court. The duties of the FOC office include: conducting investigations and making recommendations to the court regarding child custody, parenting time, child support, and domicile matters. In cooperation with the Michigan State Disbursement Unit (MiSDU), the FOC collects, records, and distributes support payments as ordered by the court.
The Livingston County Friend of the Court is committed to delivering exceptional public service to the citizens of Livingston County. We recognize that the families we serve are good people often experiencing turmoil in their lives. It is our goal to deliver services to our clients in a timely, compassionate and professional manner, while focusing on the best interest of the child.