29 N Howell Street 517-437-7758

Hillsdale County Friend of the Court

Friend of the Court - George Truchan

Deputy Friend of the Court - Shaila Arnold

Senior Account Clerk - Shelley Knowlan

Interstate Specialist - Tracy Lawson

Receptionist - McKenzi Brown


Telephone: (517) 437-4111

Friend of the Court Office Information

15 Care Drive
Hillsdale, MI 49242

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

24 Hour Information Line:


2023 CARE SCHEDULE - none scheduled at this time.

C.A.R.E. Program

Both parents are required by the Circuit Court to attend the C.A.R.E. program (Co-parenting, Adapt, Relate and Enhance). It is presented by Dr. Marianna Nunez. Parents are expected to attend at the same time unless prior arrangements are made with Dr. Nunez.   This program replaces the SMILE program previously used.  Also included on the schedule is the location, times and contact information.

Class Location:

Hillsdale County Courthouse
Jury Room
29 N. Howell St.
Hillsdale, MI 49242

The program is scheduled for 90 minutes. No child care is provided, and no children are allowed. Please note that class starts promptly at the designated time. No late entry.

If you have questions, please contact the Circuit Court at 517-437-4321.