Links to Family Law Resources
It can be tough to locate the right information to even get started. Below, you will find links in blue that take you to trusted sources of information. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions that come up in your research.
The Family Division of the 9th Judicial Circuit Court is located at 1536 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048. The link to the left will take you to detailed information about the Family Court, Kalamazoo County Friend of the Court (FOC), and more.
The Family Division of the 37th Judicial Circuit Court is located at 161 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, Michigan 49014. The link to the left will take you to detailed information about the Family Court, Calhoun County Friend of the Court (FOC), and more.
The Michigan Child Support Formula Manual is updated each year to provide statewide guidance to attorneys and parents. It is not light reading, but it is what we use to follow the state guidelines for your particular situation. Also, Michigan DHHS recently released a detailed calculator for planning assistance.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) maintains the Office of Child Support for the State of Michigan. At this page you will find links to parent resources for things like establishing paternity and support enforcement. You will also find relevant information for employers, schools and hospitals. This is an excellent starting point for
Michigan DHHS is also monitors and supports Adoptions of foster children within the State of Michigan. For these types of adoptions, the link to the left will provide invaluable resources to start considering opening your home to a child under the State's care.
For direct placement adoptions, stepparent adoptions, and any other type where the child is not a ward of the court, contact an attorney like us who specializes in adoption law.