S.M.I.L.E. Program

Each year over one million marriages end in divorce in the United States. When divorce happens, people feel alone and wonder how anyone else lived through it. S.M.I.L.E (Start Making It Livable for Everyone) is a program for separating / divorced parents with minor children.

The developers of this program have worked with hundreds of divorcing families having difficulties with time-sharing, parenting roles, and other divorce-related issues. This program will provide some information about the effects of divorce and what parents can do to make the divorce situation livable.

Join Us

Due to Covid-19 the SMILE Program is currently cancelled.  It may reconvene again in the month of October.  This page will be updated as soon as information is available regarding the SMILE program's return at both the Trial Court and at the University Center for Child and Family.

The S.M.I.L.E program is held on the 

  • 10 a.m. until Noon
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month, except in July
  • Washtenaw County Trial Court
    Jury Assembly Room
    101 E Huron Street
     Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This program is open to the public.
This program does not require advanced registration.

An alternative to the S.M.I.L.E program is available at:

Additional Information

For more information, please review the S.M.I.L.E Handbook (PDF) or contact Friend of the Court at 734-222-3050.