Livingston County Friend of the Court
Livingston County, MichiganFriend of the Court

Livingston County Friend of the Court

Emergency Notice

Due to the recent declaration of a State of Emergency in Michigan declared by Governor Gretchen Whitmer regarding coronavirus known as COVID-19, the Michigan Supreme Court has authorized trial courts to implement emergency measures to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus and provide the greatest protection possible to those who work and have business in our courts, Effective immediately, the Friend of the Court office is closed to the public until further notice.

Residents having business with the Friend of the Court are encouraged to utilize the alternative resources, such as email, telephone, and the MiChildSupport website.


In light of the Governor's "shelter in place" Executive Order, the Livingston County Friend of the Court has been receiving calls from parents regarding custody, parenting time and child support. The Executive Order 2020-21(7)(b)(4) states that individuals may also travel as required by law enforcement or a court order, including the transportation of children pursuant to a custody agreement. The Michigan Supreme Court has released a Statement on Matters Regarding Children and can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Statement from the Michigan Supreme Court on Matters Concerning Children

Please be advised the Friend of the Court Office is unable to accept in-person payments at this time.


 Payments may be made:


1.    Online at

2.    Pay by telephone at: 877-543-2660

3.    Send check or money order (payable to MISDU) to:

       Michigan SDU

       P.O. Box 30351

       Lansing, MI  48909-7851


Please be sure to record your docket number on the check.

You may also enclose a payment coupon with your check.

The payment coupon can be found at




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.

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Mission Statement:

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.