Friend of the Court


Brittany A. Dougherty

Director, Friend of the Court
111 S. Michigan
Saginaw, MI 48602-2019
Phone: (989) 790-5300
Fax: (989) 791-3855

COVID NOTICE:  The Friend of the Court staff is working partially remote schedules but are still available to accept phone calls, MiChildSupport two way messages, mail, fax, email at and video appointments.  To make a video appointment through SETMORE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING, please click the box below.  Please note, video appointments may require download of the teleport video app on your phone.  

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Michigan State Disbursement Unit (MiSDU) Website

Notice: The information contained on this website, particularly the forms and procedures, pertain specifically to the Saginaw County Friend of the Court Office. Friend of the Court Offices in other counties use different forms and may have different policies as required by the family division judges of their circuit.

24/7 Case Access- MiChildSupport

You may now access your child support account information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at  You also have the ability to ask a question and update your personal information electronically through the MiChildSupport website. Your questions will be answered and all responses will be sent directly to your secure MiChildSupport account.

Smile Program

SMILE is a divorce adjustment program that is required in all new divorce cases.  You must complete the SMILE program prior to finalizing your divorce.  SMILE is administered through the Westlund Guidance Clinic.  You are now able to watch the SMILE program online!  Please click the link below if you have been ordered to complete the SMILE program.

Friend of the Court Informational Handbook

These handbooks are available by request at the Friend of the Court Office. Please see the Receptionist on the 2nd Floor or request a handbook by email (

Team Operation

The Saginaw County Friend of the Court operates as a team to serve clients more effectively. Cases are assigned according the the FATHER'S LAST NAME.  All Friend of the Court cases are assigned to Judge James T. Borchard.  Each case has an assigned Referee, Support Specialist, Caseworker and Supervising Attorney.   See split below.

Judge Support Specialist Supervising Attorney
Honorable James T. Borchard

Terri Everts A-C

Jaymee Geneseo A-K

 Referee Tammy Grandy D-H

Krystal Pussehl L-Z

 Katheryn Houck A-G

Amy Eldrige I-M


 Maricella Rodriguez H-O 

Wanda Blacksher N-S

 Randy Price P-Z

Elizabeth Atkins T-Z


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