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Due to the increase in positive cases and deaths in Hillsdale County, the decision has been made to lock all doors of the County buildings starting Wednesday, November 18, 2020 through January 15, 2021. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, please call the county department or 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

21 Jan 2021;
10:00AM -
Road Commission 2021
21 Jan 2021;
01:00PM -
Dept Human Srvcs 2021
21 Jan 2021;
02:00PM -
Med Care Facility 2021

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