Family matters handled previously by the Circuit and Probate Courts in Wayne County became consolidated under the new Family Division of the Circuit Court, creating a place where a family could go with all of its legal problems. Family Division cases involving a single family are assigned to a judicial team consisting of the judge, referees, case assistants, and family counselors.
The Friend of the Court in Wayne County is Zenell Brown. The presiding judges of the 3rd Circuit Court Family Division are Honorable Kathleen M. McCarthy, Honorable Deborah Ross Adams, Honorable Eric W. Cholack, Honorable Kevin J. Cox, Honorable Charlene M. Elder, Honorable Richard B. Halloran, Honorable Susan L. Hubbard, Honorable Muriel D. Hughes, Honorable Connie Marie Kelley, Honorable Arthur J. Lombard, Honorable Lynne A. Pierce, and Honorable Martha M. Snow