Courthouses

Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates practice in courthouses throughout Southeastern Michigan. The majority of their cases are argued in five Michigan circuit courts. For more information about the courthouses, contact our office at 248-676-1000. As a courtesy to clients, here is a guide to these courthouses.

Circuit Courthouses

Southeastern Michigan Courthouses

3rd Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan
Wayne County
Detroit, MI
Website: www.3rdcc.org
Cases handled include divorce, paternity, personal protection, emancipation of minors, name changes, parental waivers, and infectious disease matters. Each of these case types may include matters concerning custody, support, parenting time, property, and other issues. There are five Detroit locations:

For Civil and Domestic Relations Cases:
The Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
For Criminal Cases:
Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
1441 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48226
For Juvenile Cases:
Lincoln Hall of Justice
1025 E. Forest Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207
For Case Evaluation:
Mediation Tribunal Association
333 W. Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226
For Friend of the Court:
Penobscot Building
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

6th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan
Oakland County
Pontiac, MI
Website: www.oakgov.com/courts
The Circuit Courthouses handle civil and criminal cases and appeals from the District and Probate Courts. Jurisdiction includes Family Division and Friend of the Court. The family division handles divorce, child custody, adoptions, juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect, personal protection orders, minor conservatorships and guardianships. Friend of the Court handles specific areas of domestic relations. The Friend of the Court provides services to parties with minor children involving divorce, family support, interstate and paternity cases. Friend of the Court is involved if your case is heard by the Circuit Court and if there are minor children involved. The duties are custody, parenting time, and child support. It administers the SMILE program for divorced couples with children. Friend of the Court Referees are assigned by the Circuit Court. Probate Court handles decedent estates, guardianships, conservatorships, mental health and trust matters.

Circuit Court Locations:
Oakland County 6th Circuit Court
1200 N. Telegraph Rd.
Pontiac, MI  48341-0404
Friend of the Court Location:
Oakland County Friend of the Court
230 Elizabeth Lake Road
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341

44th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan
Livingston County
Howell, MI
Website:www.livgov.com/courts
The 44th Circuit Court of Livingston County handles felony criminal cases, civil liability cases where damages are alleged to be above $25,000, all Family Court cases including divorce, custody, support, and related cases, and all Juvenile Court cases.

Circuit Court Locations:
204 S. Highlander Way
Howell, MI 48843
(Between W. Grand River Rd. and W. Highland Rd.)
Friend of the Court Location
210 S. Highlander Way
Howell, MI 48843

Washtenaw County Trial Court
Washtenaw County
Ann Arbor, MI
Website: www.washtenawtrialcourt.org
The Washtenaw County Trial Court consists of two divisions: Civil/Criminal Division and Family Division, which includes Juvenile and Probate Court as well as administration of Friend of the Court.

Location:
101 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645

7th Judicial Circuit Court
Genesee County
Ann Arbor, MI
Website: 7thcircuitcourt.com
The Court is composed of nine countywide elected judges.  Additional clerical, professional and administrative staff augment the number of employees to approximately 80. Through the Chief Judge, the court has oversight responsibility for the Friend of the Court, the Public Defender Program, Court Services Division, Financial Services Division, Jury Commission and the County Law Library.

Location:
900 South Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
(On the west side of Saginaw St. between Court St. and Fifth St.

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