Family DivisionHall of Justice
280 Washington Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone (231) 922-4640
Serving under the Michigan Judicial Branch of government, the Family Division of the Circuit Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all family matters including juvenile cases. Created with an effective date of January 1, 1998, the Family Division of the Circuit Court (a/k/a Family Court) handles:
Abuse and Neglect Matters
Divorces and Ancillary Matters
Emancipation of Minors
Personal Protection Orders
Circuit Judges for Family Division include Judges elected as Probate Judges, appointed to the Family Court position, and serve six-year terms. Family Court Referees are cross trained to hear both domestic and juvenile matters.
This Court is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations to use the Court because of disabilities, please contact ADA Coordinator, Diane Conklin, at 922-6874 to make arrangements.
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