Family Division

Effective March 24, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until further notice, the Sixth Circuit Court - Family Division is only hearing essential emergency matters to protect the health and safety of the public.

The Family Division of the Circuit Court was created by Public Act 388 of 1996.  Effective on January 1, 1998, all family matters previously handled by the Circuit and Probate Courts in Oakland County became consolidated under the new Family Division of the Circuit Court, creating one place where a family could go with all of its legal issues.  The Family Court Plan outlined in Administrative Order 2020-02J currently governs the operations of the Family Division.  Cases involving a family are assigned to judicial teams consisting of the judge, referees, case assistants, and family counselors. The Family Division is comprised of Circuit Judges. The division handles matters involving:

The goal of the Oakland County Circuit Court Family Division is to make decisions concerning families and provide quality services to families in a fair, timely, and dignified manner.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Family Court Policy

Petitions for Personal Protection Orders are to be emailed to PPO@oakgov.comClick [HERE] for a do-it-yourself PPO walkthrough.

Petitions for Emergency Custody or Parenting Time Orders are to be emailed to eFiling@oakgov.com.

FAQs about Custody and Parenting Time During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Additional Emergency Contact Numbers:

  • PPO - 248-464-2907
  • Friend of the Court - 248-466-2728
  • Custody/Parenting Time - 248-466-4863
  • Juvenile (delinquency/abuse neglect)- 248-766-7533

Are you a victim of domestic violence?

Anyone with access to your computer may be able to tell what web sites you have visited. It may be safer to use the internet at a public place such as a local library. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for assistance finding local resource contact information.