About Macomb County FOC

The Macomb County Friend of The Court (FOC) deals with a range of issues in the family law realm, primarily divorce, child custody, child support, parenting time and the general welfare of children. As part of the process of dissolving a marriage, courts are required to determine appropriate division of assets between spouses. In certain cases where children are involved, the family courts are tasked with dealing with issues surrounding child custody, support and visitation rights. This is normally a complex process that requires assistance to sort out. The purpose of the FOC is to assist all parties involved with the handling of these issues.

The Macomb County FOC provides information regarding the required forms that must be completed, however they cannot instruct an individual as to what specific information they must include on the forms. This is because the primary role of the FOC is to guide the parties through the process, not provide legal advice. It is strongly recommended for individuals involved in these cases to speak with an experienced Macomb County family lawyer in order to ensure that they have the knowledge and expertise of a veteran legal counsel on their side.

Macomb County FOC Overview

The Macomb County FOCs primary task during divorces and any ensuing custody battle is to conduct an independent and impartial investigation into the family situation. This allows them to gather information which can then be used to make proper recommendations to the court. Generally these recommendations will include specifics surrounding child custody, visitation rights, parenting time and the appropriate division of child support and how much each party is entitled to.

Recommendations made by the FOC are based primarily on the interviews conducted with both the parents and their children. In addition to these interviews, the FOC will review all relevant documentation and factors before making recommendations in order to ensure that the children are properly cared for. The goal behind these recommendations is to make sure the children have a stable home environment that promotes good mental and physical wellness, as well as being able to have a meaningful relationship with both parents.

Unfortunately there are situations where a parent fails to meet the obligations laid out by the court after these proceedings have been settled. When this happens, the FOC is tasked with the job of enforcing custody orders as well as any child support orders that have been put in place by the court.

Below are various links from the Macomb County Friend of The Court’s website that offer additional information:

S.M.I.L.E. Program

Parenting Time Enforcement

Child Support

Custody Overview

FOC Forms

Macomb County FOC Location

Located in the north east corner of the Detroit Metropolitan Area, Macomb County covers an area of 571 square miles with a population of just over 840,000 residents. Bordered by Oakland County to the west, Wayne County to the south and Lapeer and St. Clair counties to the north, Macomb county is a key part of the greater Metro-Detroit region. The Macomb County Friend of The Court is located in the county seat of Mt. Clemens, in the Macomb County Building off Main Street in the downtown area. Their address, hours of operation and contact information is listed below:

Address
10 N Main, 2nd Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
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Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Speak with a Macomb County Family Law Attorney

Divorce, child custody disputes and child support negotiations are some of the most difficult things a person can go through in life. Even though the FOC is of great help during this process of determining the best interest of the children, they are not authorized to provide legal advice to any parties involved. Because of this, it is crucial that individuals facing divorce, child custody disputes and other family law issues consult an experienced attorney specializing in Macomb County family law.

The veteran attorneys at Kelly & Kelly have over three decades experience representing clients in family law cases involving divorce, child custody, parenting time and child support. Our lawyers possess the knowledge, experience and skills required to best represent your interests and concerns in Michigan’s family court system. If you are in need of professional legal help in family law matters, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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