Please note that the caseload assigned to FOC Referee Ellis has been reassigned from Judge Matis (courtroom 4B) to Judge Gorcyca (courtroom 2A) as of December 29th. Please note this location change for upcoming motions.
The Friend of the Court provides services to parties with minor children involving divorce, family support, interstate and paternity cases. We are involved if your case is heard by the Circuit Court and if there are minor children involved. Our duties are custody, parenting time, and child support. (Read more about the jurisdiction of the Friend of the Court.)
- Read carefully about how to communicate with the Friend of the Court in Contact. Get names and direct numbers for employees assigned to your case in Family Division Assignments.
- Friend of the Court Handbook tells you what we do in detail, covering common divorce-related disputes between parties and the Court, and Friend of the Court's role and actions in these disputes.
Suzanne Hollyer, Friend of the Court
Administrator of all Friend of the Court Operations
Pamela Sala, Chief Assistant Friend of the Court for Administrative Operations
Responsible for Day-to-Day Friend of the Court Operations
Peter K. Dever, Chief Assistant Friend of the Court for Legal Services
Responsible for the Legal Division of the Friend of the Court, Including Matters Handled by Referees and the Family Counseling Unit
Jeanette Miracle-Leshan, Chief Assistant Friend of the Court for Financial Operations
Responsible for administrative and child support accounting matters
Julie Izzo, Office Supervisor
Supervision of Front Line Unit: Responsible for Processing Personnel Information for Friend of the Court
Rhonda L. Mohlman, FOC Systems Supervisor
Supervision of Scanning, Help Desk and Data Entry Unit: Main Contact at Friend of the Court for all Computer Operations and Related Projects