Washtenaw County Trial Court
101 E. Huron St., PO Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
(734) 222-3270
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Family Division

Family Division Overview

The Family Division of the Washtenaw County Trial Court has jurisdiction over proceedings involving family matters.  Generally speaking, the Family Division has original jurisdiction in all divorce matters (including the Friend of the Court,) personal protection orders, name changesjuvenile matters, probate matters, and adoptions.

Mission of the Family Division

To adhere to the mission of the Washtenaw County Trial Court and to provide families with a variety of dispute resolution and service opportunities characterized by:

  • Fair treatment of all family members
  • Timely dispositions of all family matters consistent with the circumstances of the individual case in compliance with statutory, court rule and case law requirements
  • Enhancement of the quality of the litigation process
  • Building the public confidence in the court as an institution