Access to the Friend of Court Records may be requested in writing by using Friend of the Court Form Request to Access Friend of the Court Records and Decision (FOC 72). The request is reviewed by the Friend of the Court Administrator and approved or denied. If approved a reasonable fee may be applied for copying costs and staff time. If denied the Administrator will provide a written explanation to the requesting party why the request was denied. Confidential Friend of the Court records cannot be released, as outlined by Michigan Court Rule 3.218.
Copies of court orders are available through the County Clerks Office. You can contact the Barry County Clerk’s Office at 269-945-1285 for information on obtaining court orders.