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Friend of the Court

Elizabeth Roszatycki, Director

Bay County Court Facility
1230 Washington Avenue, Suite 660
Voice: (989) 895-4295

Custody and Parenting Time FAQs link.  

At this time, our office is operating at full staff; however, the office is not open to the general public. Please refer to one of the following to contact our office.

  • phone (989-895-4295), please listen to the prompts to reach your desired destination as you may not reach a live person at the end,

  • mail (PO Box 856, Bay City MI 48707),

  • fax (895-4220) and

  • two-way communication via your Mi-Support account (link under the highlights section) 

We will promptly get back with you as soon as we are able to. Thank you for understanding during these times.


Statement from the Michigan Supreme Court on Matters Concerning Children 3-16-20 

Link to Mighigan.gov info on Coronavirus and what to do if you are unemployed.

Link to the Friend of the Court Emergency Notice 3/17/20.  


The Friend of the Court provides services to parties with minor children involving divorce, family support, interstate and paternity cases. We are involved if your case is heard by the Circuit Court and if there are minor children involved. Our duties are custodyparenting time, and child support. (Read more about the jurisdiction of the Friend of the Court.) 

  • FOC Handbook tells you what we do in detail, covering common divorce-related disputes between parties and the Court, and Friend of the Court's role and actions in these disputes.
  • Read carefully about how to communicate with the Friend of the Court. Get names and extension numbers for employees assigned to your case in FOC Staff.
  • Understanding Child Support - A Handbook for Parents

FOC Staff:

Elizabeth Roszatycki, Friend of the Court
Administrator to all Friend of the Court Operations

Michael Kinsella, Assistant Friend of the Court
Responsible for administrative and child support accounting matters




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