Information about the child support program is available in the Understanding Child Support: A Handbook for Parents (DHS_Pub 748)
Please follow this link to view and print the latest version of the Friend of the Court Handbook
- Custody and Parenting Time Investigation Manual (PDF)
- Michigan Child Support Formula Manual (PDF) (Effective 1/2021)
- Michigan Custody Guideline (PDF)
Several online co-parenting communication tools are available for free and at varying cost. These tools may assist with scheduling and communicating with your co-parent when there are scheduling changes or problems. Do an internet search, research the various tools, and try one (or a few) out to see which one meets the needs of your family. OurFamilyWizard is one such tool which assists many Kalkaska County Families to better co-parent.
Searching for parenting programs, Third Level services (including youth crisis services), or other family resources? Click the link Child & Family Services to be redirected to Child & Family Services of Northwest Michigan website.
Supervised Parenting Time & Exchange
The Safe Haven Supervised Parenting Time and Supervised Exchange Program offers services to families with domestic violence to provide a safe environment for parents to exchange and exercise parenting time with their children.
For more information relating to services, go to their website here - https://www.cfsnwmi.org/safe-haven