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Important: Even if courts are closed, you can still file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our FAQ on Courts and COVID-19.
Places that Help: Michigan
Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order. (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.) At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file. If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice. You will also find links to online forms at our MI Download Court Forms page. For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization. You can find links to both types of organizations on our MI Places that Help page.
Alcona County Court - 23rd Judicial Circuit
(989) 724-9400, dial 4 for Court Systems
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 AM to 12 PM, 1 PM to 4:30 PM
Alger County Court - 11th Judicial Circuit
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 AM to 4 PM
Alger County’s multi language website provides additional information on resources for victims of domestic violence.
Allegan County Court - 48th Judicial Circuit
(269) 673-0300 dial 1 for Domestic
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 AM to 5 PM
Allegan County’s website is available in multiple languages.
Alpena County Court - 26th Judicial Circuit
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Antrim County Court - 13th Judicial Circuit
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 AM to 5 PM, occasionally closed for lunch.
Arenac County Court - 23rd Judicial Circuit
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Protection orders may be requested at the Central Filing Office.
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