26th Judicial Circuit Friend of the Court

Serving Alpena and Montmorency Counties

24 Hour Information Line: 1-877-KID-2660

Circuit Judge
Honorable Benjamin T. Bolser

Court Administrator
Marcia Burns

Friend of the Court
Marcia Martin

Office Assistant
Melissa O'Neil

Friend of the Court Office
P.O. Box 479
Atlanta, MI 49709
Phone Number 989-785-8053
Fax Number 989-785-8063

Office Hours:
The Friend of the Court Office is open Monday - Friday (except for legal holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(The courthouse is closed during the noon hour.)

The 26th Judicial Circuit Friend of the Court is a multi-county office that services Alpena and Montmorency counties.
The Friend of the Court is the collection, enforcement and investigative arm of the Circuit Court in the area of domestic relations. The action by the office is controlled by the court order. Orders are issued by the court after the Judge has made a determination and a written document is signed and then filed with the County Clerk. To obtain an order from the Court, the issue has to be brought before the Court through formal legal action. This is accomplished through private attorneys, sometimes the Prosecuting Attorney or by action of one of the parents.
The Friend of the Court does not become involved until an action is filed with the Court.
Duties of the Friend of the Court are defined by Michigan Law.

For forms,documents and additional information, please click on the link below, where information is updated regularly.


Updated 1/29/20