Friend of the Court
David Oostdyk, Referee
301 W.  Upton
Reed  City, MI  49677
Tel: (231) 832-6131
Fax: (231) 832-6158

SMILE Program

SMILE:  Start Making It Livable for Everyone (click here for information)

What is SMILE?

It is an educational program for divorced/separated parents with minor children.  It provides information to help parents better the effects of divorce/separation.  It assists parents to understand the needs of their children.  It helps parents learn what they can do to create a nurturing environment so their children can cope with the divorce/separation and feel good about themselves.  It provides information to prevent destructive game playing that is very common among divorced/separated couples and their children.  It helps parents gain problem solving skills.  It lets parents know they are not alone. 
The SMILE Program also allows parents an opportunity to learn the functions of the Friend of the Court.  It provides information regarding custody, parenting time and child support.  

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