Circuit Court Information

  • Consolidated Court Cases: When cases are consolidated they keep their separate identities and parties to one action do not become parties to the other action. If you consolidate cases and choose to put multiple case header's and case numbers on one pleading this Court does require a copy for each file.
  • Domestic Filings: A Friend of the court copy is required with all pleadings that involve minor children or spousal support, see court rule MCR 3.203(G).
  • Filings: All court filings must include the case title, file number, title of pleading, and judge's name, see court rule MCR 2.113.
  • Motions or Response to Motion: A judge's copy is required when filing an original motion, see court rule MCR 2.119(A)(2).
  • New Cases: New cases are filed in the order we receive them and it will take approximately 3 to 5 days to process.
  • Pleadings: We do not accept any pleadings by fax or email. We require you provide a self addressed, stamped envelope in order for us to return any pleadings. Pleading deadline - All pleadings must be filed by the Wednesday prior to the following week's hearing date or as otherwise directed by the judge or court rule MCR 2.119C.
  • Pretrial: When filing a new case with this court our judges require a pretrial be scheduled for the purpose of case flow management, see court rule MCR 2.401.