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Online Court Resources
Resources for the 17th Circuit Court - Kent as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Kent County, Michigan, and resources applicable to all courts in Michigan.
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17th Circuit Court (Kent County) Records
Search 17th Circuit Court (Kent County) records by name, date of birth, case type, filing year, and party type. Fees apply per search. Criminal records since 1996 and civil records since 1987 are available.
Criminal History Search
Search criminal histories by name and date of birth. Registration is required and a fee applies.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
17th Circuit Court (Kent County) Hearing Schedule
Search the 17th Circuit Court (Kent County) hearing schedule by name and date.
17th Circuit Court (Kent County) Schedule and Motion Calendar
View 17th Circuit Court (Kent County) general schedule. A link to the motion calendar is included.
Published opinions and orders
17th Circuit Court (Kent County) Administrative Orders
View 17th Circuit Court (Kent County) administrative orders and policies.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Michigan Attorney General opinions from 1963 to present. Search by full text, keyword, subject, headnote, or opinion number.
Forms and related information
17th Circuit Court (Kent County) Forms
View and download various 17th Circuit Court (Kent County) forms.
Kent County Friend of the Court Forms and Information
View and download Kent County Friend of the Court forms, brochures, and publications.
Online Court Forms
View and download forms for various legal issues and general court procedure. Categories of available forms include, but are not limited to: civil, criminal, domestic relations, probate, juvenile, landlord/tenant, mental health, motor vehicle, name change, personal protection, and small claims. Forms are organized by subject and may be searched by form number or form name.
Judge Complaint Form and Information
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission provides instructions and a form to file a grievance against a judge.
Online fine payments
17th Circuit Court (Kent County) Payments
Make 17th Circuit Court (Kent County) payments online by name or case number and date of birth.
Child Support Payments
Make Michigan child support payments online. A convenience fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
17th Circuit Court (Kent County) Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution in 17th Circuit Court (Kent County), which includes mediation and neutral evaluation, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial.
17th Circuit Court (Kent County) Motions
View information about motions in 17th Circuit Court (Kent County).
17th Circuit Court (Kent County) Personal Protection Orders
View information about obtaining a Personal Protection Order in 17th Circuit Court (Kent County).
Kent County Court Alternatives to Jail Programs
View information about Kent County Court programs designed to provide alternatives to incarceration for certain offenders, including community service, diversion, and pre-trial supervision.
Kent County Friend of the Court
View information about the Kent County Friend of the Court, which assists the Family Division of Circuit Court in matters of child custody, parenting time, and child support.
Kent County Self-Help Information
The Legal Assistance Center provides legal research resources, forms, information, and links to community and online resources in the areas of family law, housing, consumer issues, small claims, estates, guardianships, and finding a lawyer.
Kent County Victim Help
The Kent County Prosecuting Attorney's Office offers information and resources for crime victims including impact statements; brochures including domestic violence, juvenile, and victims' compensation; and links to online resources for victims.
Child Support Services Application
View instructions for applying for child support services, with a link to the required form.
Child Support Information
The Michigan Department of Human Services offers information and services related to child support, including starting a case, locating parents, making, changing, and enforcing child support orders, establishing paternity, making payments, and related matters.
Child Support Case Search
Sign up with this Office of Child Support online service to view child support enforcement and payment information.
Child Custody Information
View and download the Michigan Custody Guideline with detailed information about child custody.
Friend of the Court Handbook
View and download a handbook of detailed information about the Friend of the Court office, which assists local family court divisions of the circuit courts in matters of child custody, visitation and parenting plans, and child support.
Domestic Violence Information
Resources and services to victims of domestic violence, stalking, and date rape are provided, including a directory of shelters.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Michigan, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies and programs, and a link to legal aid providers.
Crime Victim Information
The Michigan Department of Corrections offers information about the parole consideration process, victim notification, crime victims' rights, a victims' compensation application form, brochures, and links to agencies that serve victims.
Problem Solving Courts
Problem Solving Courts are programs administered by Michigan Circuit and District Courts to provide alternatives to incarceration by offering treatment, education, and community service options for certain offenders. Court types include: Drug, DWI, Family Dependency, Mental Health, Gun, Domestic Violence, Teen, and Veterans' Treatment.
The Michigan Attorney General's Office offers information about victims' rights and compensation, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional state and local services and resources.
Consumer Protection Information
The Michigan Attorney General's Office offers information about consumer issues, including scams, prevention tips, fraud alerts and updates, and a link to online complaint forms and instructions.
Consumer Protection Guide
View and download a Consumer Protection Guide with information about consumer rights, legal actions, fraud prevention, and a directory of advocacy organizations and agencies.
Legal Information and Self-Help Resources
The State Bar of Michigan offers legal information by topic, including consumer, criminal, employment, immigration, probate, and family law. Additional links include how to find a lawyer, local law library, legal research assistance, and Michigan legal websites.
Search Michigan Court Rules and other rules related to court procedure, including the regulation of lawyers and judges, by keyword. Michigan Court Rules are displayed by rule type and chapter.
Michigan Law Libraries
View information about the State Law Library including print and online legal research resources, available library services, and a directory of local law libraries by region.
Michigan Legal Help
Michigan Legal Help provides information on a variety of civil matters, including family law, abuse prevention and victim protection, consumer, housing, public benefits, employment, and estate and guardianship. Self-help resources include guides and articles by legal topic, forms, instructions, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Office of Dispute Resolution
Find information about alternative dispute resolution in Michigan, including an online guide to mediation procedures, an instructional video, brochures and pamphlets, and Community Dispute Resolution Program.
Court Services and Procedures
View information about going to court in Michigan, including an overview of court processes, forms and instructions, a legal terms handbook, alternative dispute resolution, and various court services, such as interpreter and disability accommodation requests.
Tribal Court Information
View information about Native American Tribal Courts in Michigan, with contacts and links to individual court websites.
Michigan Compiled Laws, Acts, and Constitution
Search Michigan statutes and the Michigan Constitution by section or statute number, popular name, chapter, or keyword. Links to state legislative resources, including pending and signed bills, committee types, members, and schedules, and a directory of state legislators are also included.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Kent County Lawyer Referral
The Grand Rapids Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service for a nominal fee, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer.
Kent County Lawyers
Search the Grand Rapids Bar Association member directory by name and practice area.
Find Legal Assistance
View information about lawyer referral services, community legal resource and assistance centers, and court-appointed attorneys.
Complaints Against Judges
View information about how to file a complaint against a judge and link to records of pending and resolved disciplinary proceedings.
Directory of Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
View organizations offering free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents, by county and by legal issue.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board offers online access to notices of discipline, disability, and reinstatement since October 1978 by attorney last name.
Complaints Against Attorneys, Judges, and Court Personnel
View the procedure for filing a complaint against a Michigan judge, attorney, and other court personnel (including court reporters and interpreters).
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services Search
Search legal service providers by type of service and county, with contact information and links to organizations' websites. These organizations provide free and low-cost legal assistance to low-income residents.
A Practical Guide to Hiring a Lawyer
The State Bar of Michigan offers an instructional guide to assist individuals in finding, selecting, and hiring a lawyer.
Complaints Against Attorneys
The procedure for filing an investigation for attorney misconduct is provided by the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.
Search the Michigan Bar Association directory of member lawyers by name, firm name, location, member number, keyword, committee and section membership, and status.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Michigan offers a statewide lawyer referral service by phone or online request, and contact information for local lawyer referral services by county.