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Family Division of Circuit Court  

The Juvenile Court Section of Family Division has exclusive jurisdiction over matters such as adoptions, name changes, juvenile delinquency proceedings, protective proceedings involving child abuse and neglect, emancipation of minors, parental consent and personal protection proceedings. This Division acts as a trial court. The court is required to make findings of guilt or innocence in delinquency cases, decide disposition, and assume temporary or permanent wardship in delinquency and neglect/abuse cases. 

The Juvenile Court Section of the Family Division also has ancillary jurisdiction over cases involving guardianships, conservatorships and proceedings involving the mentally ill or developmentally disabled. 

In Monroe County, the Family Division of Circuit Court also exercises administrative control of the Monroe County Youth Center and its Detention/Reception Program and its Residential Treatment Program.


Family Court Judges and Staff

Judge Mark S. Braunlich Staff and Hours
Judge Michael A. Weipert Staff and Hours
Judge Daniel S. White Staff and Hours
Frank L. Arnold,
Probate and Family Court Judge

Hours:  8:00 AM to Noon and
1:00 PM to 5:00
Fax 734-240-7355
Cammie Anderson, Secretary 734-240-7336
Pete Navarre, Kess Booker, Bailiff 734-240-7335
Andrea Thomas, Court Clerk 734-240-7021
Cheryl E. Lohmeyer,
Probate and Family Court Judge

Hours:  8:00 AM to Noon and
1 PM to 4:30 PM
Fax 734-240-7355
Linda Stotz, Secretary/Court Recorder 734-240-7326
Todd Sulfaro, Bailiff 734-240-7330
Darlene Doty, Court Clerk 734-240-7038
 The Family Division, a division of circuit court, has exclusive jurisdiction over matters such as divorce, custody, parenting time, support and paternity.   These matters are under the operation of the Monroe County Friend of the Court Office.
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