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Family Domestic / FOC

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The mission of the Wayne 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.

For questions regarding your Friend of the Court case, please call 1-877-543-2660.

When asked for the County, enter 929.  Wait for the menu, and then press 4 for local Friend of the Court information.

Press 1 to speak to someone at the local Friend of the Court office.  Then press 1 to be transferred.

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (CAYMC)
Penobscot Building (PNB)

Mr. Kent Weichmann
Friend of the Court
(313) 224-6639 -
Assistant:  Lori Kaczmarek

 

 


Ms. Erin Lincoln
Assistant Friend of the Court - Legal Director
(313) 224-5370 -

Assistant:  Terri Sales


 

 


Ms. Stephanie Witucki
Senior Referee
(877) 543-2660 Courtroom 11-B Penobscot

Power Court

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-B
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Assistant:  Cindy Yeagins-Brown, 1 (877) 543-2660


 

 


Ms. Denise Fitzhugh
Director of Administrative Operations
(313) 224-6760 -

Assistant:  Sharon Atkins


 

 


Mr. John Frasik
Director of Family Assessment, Mediation and Evaluation
(313) 224-8830 -

Assistant:  Laura Maher


 

 


Ms. Bridgette Tyus
Director of Case Establishment
(313) 224-7725 -

Assistant:  Christina Rocha-Staub


 

 


(313) 224-5690 Courtroom 10-F, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Charlene Elder

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-F
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Gloria Howard, (313) 224-5690
FOC Attorney:  Jonn Walinske, (313) 224-5337
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
(313) 224-1790 Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-C

Parenting Time Docket

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-C

645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Crystal Palmer, (313) 224-1790
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m. Wednesday through Friday


 
(313) 224-8178 Courtroom 11-E, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Lynne A. Pierce

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-E
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Denita Schroeder, (313) 224-8178
FOC Attorney:  Lindsey Lavine, (313) 224-4668
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.







 
(313) 224-5690 Courtroom 10-E, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Lisa M. Neilson

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-E
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Gloria Howard, (313) 224-5690
FOC Attorney:  Carl Meyer, (313) 224-6754
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 
(313) 224-5037 Courtroom 10-G, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Eric Cholack

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-G
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Karen Hall, (313) 224-5037
FOC Attorney:  Nilda Reinosa, (313) 224-7427
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
(313) 224-5369 Courtroom 10-D, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Adel Harb

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-D
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Denise Hamilton, (313) 224-5369
FOC Attorney:  Adrienne Scruggs, (313) 967-6984
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
(313) 967-6787 Courtroom 11-D, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Charles S. Hegarty

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-D
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Teresa Welch, (313) 967-6787
FOC Attorney:  Jenae' Anderson, (313) 224-2230
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
- Courtroom 10-B, Penobscot

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-B
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226


 
(313) 224-7164 Courtroom 10-A, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Richard B. Halloran

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-A
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Tonya Little, (313) 224-7164
FOC Attorney:  Stephen Malyn, (313) 224-8421
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 
(313) 224-0893 Courtroom 1913 CAYMC

Parenting Time Docket

Support Staff: Yolanda Houston (313) 224-0893

Motions Heard At:  8:30 a.m.


 
(313) 224-0072 Courtroom 11-G, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Alexis A. Glendening

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-G
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Hope Hale, (313) 224-0072
FOC Attorney:  Alyce Haas, (313) 224-7608
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 
(313) 224-7168 Courtroom 11-F, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Connie M. Kelley

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-F
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Hope Hale, (313) 224-7168
FOC Attorney:  Jamie Bissell (313) 224-3781
Motions Heard At:  9:00 a.m.


 
(313) 224-5369 Courtroom 10-C, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Melissa A. Cox

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 10-C
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Denise Hamilton, (313) 224-5369
FOC Attorney:  Brittany Jones, (313) 224-0204
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 
(313) 224-1790 Courtroom 11-C, Penobscot

Judge:  Honorable Kathleen McCarthy, Presiding Judge

Penobscot Building, Courtroom 11-C
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Support Staff:  Crystal Palmer, (313) 224-1790
FOC Attorney:  Minsun Lee, (313) 224-0277
Motions Heard At:  9:45 a.m.


 

 

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Referee hearings are held Monday through Friday mornings at the times listed above for each Referee. All Referee hearing dates must be obtained from the Friend of the Court Scheduling Office located in Room 900A of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center after you have filed your motion with the County Clerk in Room 201. If you have questions related to the dockets other than scheduling, please contact the assigned support staff listed above.

If you have documents to drop off for a Referee, please take them to the Concierge Desk on the 1st floor of the Friend of the Court offices, and staff will direct the items to the appropriate referee.


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