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Friend of the Court Information & Publications Index

Friend of the Court Handbook
This handbook tells you what we do. Save or print the Handbook (covers common divorce-related disputes between parties, and the Court and Friend of the Court's actions.)

-Interstate Actions (Divorce)

SMILE Program Handbook 
The SMILE Program (Start Making It Livable for Everyone) provides a handbook to use with the program for separating/divorced parents with minor children in Oakland County. Save or print the entire Handbook or view individual sections.

Change Support Help Guide
Get help understanding how to change support payments. Then print the Uniform Child Support Order form to submit to Friend of the Court.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

*Now Open, The Michigan Legal Self-Help Center of Oakland County*

Located in the Adams-Pratt Law Library in the Oakland County Courthouse, Building 14 East - 2nd Floor, at 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00 pm.

 
In addition to the website, self-help center staff (called ‘navigators’) will be available to help visitors find what they need on the website, answer questions about court practices and processes, and answer simple questions about forms that are available on the website.  Navigators cannot give legal advice.

 

Click the links to view the current clinic schedules, held at the Oakland County Law Library.

Common Ground - weekly family law aide service

Family Law Assistance Project (F.L.A.P)

 

Free Legal Aid Clinics

 

Community Resources Directory 
Link to a list of categories, such as Counseling Services, Eldercare and Housing Assistance, to access names and numbers of some social and health resources.

Human Resources Directory
Link to a directory created by Oakland County Youth Assistance.  This directory provides resource information for individuals, families, and agencies.

Job Opportunity Listings-updated frequently 

Important information regarding your Federal Income Tax and the Earned Income Tax Credit

Child Support and Military Families-A publication by Michigan State Court Administrative Office and the Friend of the Court Bureau