The Barry County Friend of the Court is available by telephone, fax, mail, email and limited walk-in service for general questions. To help you direct your questions to the appropriate department or agency, the following information should be helpful to you.
Hours of Operation
Monday- 8:00am – 5:00 pm
*Tuesday- 8:00 am – 5:00pm*
Wednesday- 8:00am – 5:00 pm
Thursday- 8:00am- 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Our office is open during the lunch hour. Typically staff meetings are held on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 to 10:30
Barry County Friend of the Court
102 South Broadway St
Hastings, MI 49058
*Please include your name, the other parent’s name, case number or social security number on all correspondence.
*When contacting the Barry County Friend of the Court by telephone our office has developed an automated system to help direct your call. Please listen to the prompts and select from the following Topics; Accounting, Bench Warrants, Investigations/Child support reviews, Appointments/Conciliations, All other questions
Our office utilizes a customer service department for telephone communication. Calls must go through customer service prior to contact with a caseworker.
*The fax may be used for correspondence when an original signature is not needed.
Electonic Mail is accepted through a general mailbox. All electronic mail will be responded to in the same fashion. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Interactive Automated Voice Reponse:
(IVR) is a toll free number available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This system allows you to get account information such as last payment and balance due without contacting the Friend of the Court.
When calling the IVR you will need the following information:
Your Social Security Number
The County Code (227) which is the first three letters for the county you are calling about. In this case it would be BAR or 227 on your telephone key pad.
Your four-digit pin. If you have never called this system, you enter a four- digit number which becomes your pin. Keep this PIN as you will need it to access the IVR in the future.
The IVR is managed by the Michigan State Disbursement Unit. There is a customer service option which allows you to speak to a representative about IVR instructions, payments, direct deposit, and U.S. Bank Reliacards.
PIN reset requests must be made in writing to the Michigan State Disbursement Unit. The Barry County Friend of the Court cannot assist with password resets. Please contact the MiSDU or visit www.misdu.com for additional information.