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Online Court Resources
Resources for the 3rd Circuit Court - Wayne - Civil and Family Domestic Divisions as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Wayne County, Michigan, and resources applicable to all courts in Michigan.
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3rd Circuit Court (Wayne County) Case Records
Search 3rd Circuit Court (Wayne County) criminal and non-criminal case records by case number, party name, citation number, or date filed. Additional search options include case status and date of birth.
Criminal History Search
Search criminal histories by name and date of birth. Registration is required and a fee applies.
Published opinions and orders
3rd Circuit Court (Wayne County) Administrative Orders
View 3rd Circuit Court (Wayne County) administrative orders by order number and description.
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
3rd Circuit Court (Wayne County) Forms and Information
View and download forms, policies, and procedures applicable to 3rd Circuit Court (Wayne County).
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
Child Support Payments
Make Michigan child support payments online. A convenience fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Wayne County Domestic Violence Information
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Domestic Violence Unit offers information about victims' rights Personal Protection Orders, restitution, and court procedures; court support, case status notification, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Wayne County Domestic Violence Victim Help
The Wayne County Clerk's Office offers information about its Victim Advocacy Program, including shelter, referrals, and assistance with Personal Protection Orders.
Wayne County Friend of the Court
View information about the Wayne County Friend of the Court, which assists the Family Domestic Division of Circuit Court in matters of child custody, parenting time, and child support.
Wayne County Personal Protection Orders
View information about Personal Protection Orders from the Wayne County Clerk's Office.
3rd Circuit Court (Wayne County) Civil Procedures
View information from the Wayne County Clerk about civil procedures in 3rd Circuit Court (Wayne County), including Personal Protection Order interview questions, civil complaints, registration of foreign judgments, appeals, and issuance of subpoenas.
Wayne County Diversion Programs
View information about pre-trial diversion programs for low-level felony offenders in Wayne County, including Behavioral Health, Drug Court, and the Pre-Exam Program.
Wayne County Mediation
View information for this non-profit agency that provides mediation services for a fee as an alternative to going to court in Wayne County.
Wayne County Teen Court
View information about Wayne County Teen Court, which offers teen peer review as an alternative to traditional adjudication.
Child Custody Information
View and download the Michigan Custody Guideline with detailed information about child custody.
Child Support Case Search
Sign up with this Office of Child Support online service to view child support enforcement and payment information.
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 Services Application
View instructions for applying for child support services, with a link to the required form.
Domestic Violence Information
Resources and services to victims of domestic violence, stalking, and date rape are provided, including a directory of shelters.
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.
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.
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.
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, links to additional state and local services and resources, and contact information for local county victim service agencies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tribal Court Information
View information about Native American Tribal Courts in Michigan, with contacts and links to individual court websites.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Wayne County Child Support Assistance
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Felony Non-Support Unit helps collect past-due child support and prosecutes non-paying parents.
Wayne County Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The Wayne County Prosecutor offers information about the Bad Check Restitution Program, including instructions for filing, tips for merchants, check eligibility criteria, and forms.
Wayne County Legal Assistance
View a directory of free civil legal services providers in Wayne County.
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, 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).
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.
Find Legal Assistance
View information about lawyer referral services, community legal resource and assistance centers, and court-appointed attorneys.
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.
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.