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Personnel of the Macomb County Clerk's Office are not attorneys and thus are forbidden by law to give legal advice. Assistance with filling out forms in most instances constitutes legal advice
Filling Out Forms Completely
Make sure all forms are filled out completely prior to filing. If you are filing in person and your paperwork is not complete, it will be necessary to step out of line to finish your paperwork so our deputy clerks can assist other customers.
Filing of Court Papers
Filing of court papers may be done in person, by mail, or by utilizing our fax filing service. Please make sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of any date stamped copies when filing by mail. To use our fax filing service, click the following link for the form and instructions: Circuit Court Fax Filing Service
The State Court Administrator's Office has most all approved court forms available via their website at: http://courts.michigan.gov.
The forms necessary for filing divorce cases are not available through our office. There is a company that sells legal forms called "Target" (not the department store) and the forms for filing a divorce case can be purchased in a packet. There are no instructions included with these packets. The phone number for Target's information line is
1-800-258-0258 and their web site is www.targetinfo.com. Also, there is a book called "The Michigan Divorce Book" available at most major bookstores that includes some instructional guidance which can be helpful.
>> CLICK HERE to visit the Michigan State Court Administrative Office's overview on divorce cases
>> CLICK HERE to search divorce records on the public access CourtView system
Packets for filing some motions regarding domestic relations matters involving minor children may be available through the Friend of the Court Office. If you are filing one of these motions, be sure to read all instructions carefully and fill out the necessary forms completely prior to filing. You may want to check availability of the judge's motion dates by phone. Though a date cannot be set by phone, this will enable you to file by mail if you so choose.
>> CLICK HERE for Friend of the Court "Frequently Asked Questions"
>> CLICK HERE for Friend of the Court contact information
The Court Section of the Macomb County Clerk's Office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Drop box only 4:15 to 4:30 p.m.) Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Any filings received between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m. will be date stamped for the same business day and processed the next business day. Tuesday and Thursday hours are 8-1:30 p.m. (except Tuesdays following a holiday 8-4:15 p.m.) Drop box available in lobby after hours. Our office is busiest on Mondays and Fridays and during all afternoon hours. The best time to visit our office is Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday mornings.
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