Muskegon County Friend of the Court
990 Terrace Street
3rd Floor
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 724-6421

While the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office establishes paternity and child support orders, it is the job of Friend of the Court to enforce all child support orders in Muskegon County. When a parent refuses to pay their child support, Friend of the Court enforces child support orders through the use of a contempt proceeding before a judge. Friend of the Court may also seek income and tax refund withholding orders to ensure support is paid. If contempt orders are ignored and income withholding orders are unsuccessful, Friend of the Court can contact the Prosecutor’s Office and request a case be reviewed for felony non-support prosecution.

The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office aggressively seeks to crack down on dead beat parents and increase collection of back child support by issuing felony non-support warrants. Prosecutor Tague has made it a priority to hold parents who are unwilling to live up to their child support orders criminally responsible. (County)

Source: County – Child Support Website for Muskegon County