Circuit Courthouse
208 N Shiawassee Street, 1st Floor
Corunna, MI 48817

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Phone:  989-743-2397
Fax:      989-743-2439


Paternity and Child Support Establishment

Paternity and Child Support Establishment is now available in the Friend of the Court office. Services are available for families receiving public assistance or families who do not receive public assistance and apply for services through the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Referral Process

Referrals are initiated by either of the following:

An individual primarily raising the child/ren will sign up for UV-D services by requesting certain types of public assistance, such as Family Independence Payments (FIP, aka cash assistance), Food Assistance Payments (FAP), Medicaid, or Child Day Care (CDC); or,

For individuals who do not received public assistance for the minor child/ren, they can apply for the same services by submitting form DHS-1201 to DHS. To obtain a DHS-1201 form CLICK HERE or visit the Friend of the Court (FOC) or local DHS branch location.

Paternity Establishment

If paternity has not been established at the time of the IV-D referral, the Friend of the Court office will contact the testing laboratory to arrange for collection and testing of DNA samples from the alleged father, the child/ren, and the mother.

Custody and Parenting Time

Custody and parenting time provisions are typically addressed in child support orders, but the IV-D staff does not handle custody or parenting time action nor does the IV-D staff advocate on those issues. If the parties cannot agree on custody and parenting time provisions during the course of an action involving establishment or support, a referral will be made for facilitation services.


When grandparents, aunts, uncles, or others have guardianship over a minor child/ren the prosecutor's staff will pursue child support from both parents, if appropriate upon referral from DHS.

Contact Us

Child Support and Paternity Establishment Division
208 N Shiawassee St
Corunna MI 48817
Phone: 989-743-2339