The Family Division of the Washtenaw County Trial Court has jurisdiction over proceedings involving family matters. Generally speaking, the Family Division has original jurisdiction in:


To adhere to the mission of the Washtenaw County Trial Court and to provide families with a variety of dispute resolution and service opportunities characterized by:

  • Fair treatment of all family members
  • Timely dispositions of all family matters consistent with the circumstances of the individual case in compliance with statutory, court rule and case law requirements
  • Enhancement of the quality of the litigation process
  • Building the public confidence in the court as an institution