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Following the decision of the State of Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday, November 19, 2020, the Hillsdale County Courts were required to go back to Phase I reopening. Until further notice the County Courts will be required to remain closed even though the other county offices reopen to the public. Please call the County Clerk's office, Prosecutor's office or County Court to setup an appointment BEFORE arriving at the courthouse.

Jean-Paul Rudell, Director

Find Your Case/Account Worker

Office Manager - Shaila Arnold

Senior Account Clerk - Shelley Knowlan

Receptionist - Amanda Ryan


Contact Information for your Divorce/Paternity Case

Our office will try to help, in any way that they can, to answer questions concerning your particular case. Understand that they are unable to provide any "legal" advice, and questions concerning legal issues or tax issues must be addressed to the proper professionals in that field. 

Case Workers

If the non-custodial parent's last name begins with... Your Enforcement Worker is...
AA -- FZ Kellie Scharp
GA -- NZ Nicole Yager
OA -- ZZ Kari Kling
Questions about the 3 Year Reviews of Child Support

Shaila Arnold


Account Questions

If the non-custodial parent's last name begins with...            Your Account Processor Clerk is...
AA -- FZ Trina Beach
GA -- NZ Shelley Knowlan
OA -- ZZ Dawn Clements



COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

Effective November 18, 2020 through December 8, 2020, the Hillsdale County Friend of the Court will be closed. We will not be taking appointments, and we will NOT be accepting cash payments. Please put all forms and paperwork in the drop box at our front door. Thank you.

Friend of the Court

15 Care Drive
Hillsdale, MI 49242-5039

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

24 Hour Information Line: 877-543-2660
Telephone: (517)437-4111
Fax: (517) 437-3858

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Upcoming Meetings

18 Feb 2021;
01:00PM -
Dept Human Srvcs 2021
08 Mar 2021;
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Veteran's Affairs Meeting 2021
09 Mar 2021;
09:00AM -
Board of Commissioners 2021

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