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28th Circuit Court - Family Division - Wexford County
437 E. Division St., Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: (Divorce and related matters) (231) 779-9490
Phone: (Juvenile matters) (231) 779-9511
Fax: (231) 779-9485

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Family Division of the Circuit Courts in Michigan was created by legislation enacted in 1998. The purpose of this legislation was to bring all legal matters which deal with families into one Court in the hope that a single presiding judge would have more knowledge about the family in litigation and more consistent and comprehensive results would be realized in cases dealing with family disputes. The Family Division of the Circuit Court is therefore often referred to as the “Family Court”. Under the approved plan in the 28th Circuit, all of the following types of cases are assigned to the Presiding Judge of the

Family Division:

  •  Divorce 
  •  Child Custody
  •  Paternity
  •  Child Support and Parenting Time
  •  Juvenile Delinquency
  •  Child Neglect and Abuse
  •  Adoption
  •  Emancipation of Minors
  •  Change of Name
  •  Personal Protection Orders in Families with Children

The Family Division of the Circuit Court in Wexford County has regular office hours from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily. The Court is closed on holidays designated by the Michigan Supreme Court, which are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve

Court Personnel for the Family Division - Wexford County

Hon. William M. Fagerman, Chief Circuit Court Judge
Hon. Edward D. Van Alst, Presiding Judge, Family Division
            Katherine R. Gurumurthy, Juvenile Court Administrator (Juvenile matters)
Flora A. Grundy, Circuit Court Administrator (Divorce, related matters)
Randy Adlam, Wexford County Juvenile Officer
Jennifer L. Sackett, Deputy Juvenile Officer / Probation Officer
Theresa Ladd, Bookkeeper / Financial Officer*
            Rachelle Harris, Deputy clerk*

*Shared duties with the Probate Court

28th Circuit
Family Court
Hon. William M. Fagerman
Chief Circuit Judge

Hon. Edward D. Van Alst
Presiding Judge of the Family Division- Wexford County

Hon. Charles R. Parsons
Presiding Judge of the Family Division- Missaukee County