FRIEND OF THE COURT
Renae Topolewski
DEPUTY FRIEND OF THE COURT
Edward V. Messing Jr.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY FRIEND OF THE COURT
31st Judicial Circuit
201 McMorran Blvd., Room 1600
Port Huron, Michigan 48060
Phone (810) 985-2285
www.stclaircounty.org/offices/foc

Effective Monday, July 13th the public can make case inquiries by email, fax, phone or in person. CDC guidelines must be followed for in person services including social distancing and wearing of masks.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a "Stay home, stay safe" executive order on Monday morning, going into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday March 24, 2020.


Michigan’s courts are taking action to lower the risk to litigants, court staff, and the public. The health and safety of our clients, employees, and community members is our absolute top priority. In order to mitigate and reduce potential exposure of the COVID-19, we are offering alternate customer service measures to the public. Due to the limited number of staff restricted from being in the office, the best method to reach us is by email. Please send us an email to foc@stclaircounty.org and include the best email address to respond to your request.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Clair 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.

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If you require special accommodations to use the court because of a disability and need auxiliary aids, or if you require a foreign language interpreter to help you fully participate in court proceedings, please contact the court immediately to make arrangements.
When contacting the court, provide your case number(s).

Family Division Judges

Honorable Cynthia A. Lane
Circuit Court Judge

Honorable Elwood L. Brown
Presiding Judge - Probate Division

Honorable John D. Tomlinson
Probate Judge