March 24, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. through April 10, 2020 5:00 p.m., the Sixth Circuit Court - Family Division is
only hearing essential emergency matters to protect the health and safety of the public.
, or PPO, is an order issued by the Circuit Court. It may protect you from being hit, threatened, harassed or stalked by another person. The PPO may also stop someone from coming into your home or bothering you at work. It can stop them from buying a firearm or finding your address through school records. It can also stop them from taking your minor children unless required by the court. If you are looking to Modify, Extend, or Terminate a Personal Protection Order, use this form: Motion to Modify, Extend, or Terminate Personal Protection Order
The type of PPO is determined by how you know the other person and not the behavior. Please review the following to determine which PPO is appropriate.
The Family Divisionof 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.