FRIEND OF THE COURT
Renae Topolewski
DEPUTY FRIEND OF THE COURT
Edward V. Messing Jr.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY FRIEND OF THE COURT
31st Judicial Circuit
201 McMorran Blvd., Room 1600
Port Huron, Michigan 48060
Phone (810) 985-2285
www.stclaircounty.org/offices/foc

Please accept our apologies as the Friend of the Court has been experiencing intermittent phone outages due to technical issues with our main phone line 810-985-2285. We have been working with County IT to remedy the situation. Please be patient. You may also reach our office via email at FOC@stclaircounty.org.


Effective March 23, the Friend of Court office is closed to the public due to coronavirus measures. All services will be provided remotely by telephone, fax or email. Referee hearings, mediations and conferences will be conducted via zoom. A drop box with envelopes is located in the court vestibule if you need to submit paperwork for the Friend of Court.


Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Clair County Friend of Court is to serve and educate families and assist the court in domestic relations matters to promote  the best interest of children.

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If you require special accommodations to use the court because of a disability and need auxiliary aids, or if you require a foreign language interpreter to help you fully participate in court proceedings, please contact the court immediately to make arrangements.
When contacting the court, provide your case number(s).

Family Division Judges

Honorable Daniel Damman
Circuit Court Judge

Honorable Elwood L. Brown
Presiding Judge-Family Division

Honorable John D. Tomlinson
Probate Judge