Law & Courts Building
60296 M-62, Suite 3
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Phone 269-445-4436
Fax 269-445-4435

Cass County Friend of the Court is open for business from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except holidays.


Contact the Friend of the Court for enforcing or modifying existing support orders.

Automated 24-hour case information can be found by calling 877-543-2660
For online specific information about your support account, sign up online at MiChildSupport
The county code is 227 for Cass County.

Director: Carol Montavon Bealor
Deputy FOC: Sarah A. Mathews
Attorney Referee: Melissa M. Sytsma
Financial Case Management Supervisor: Donella Kujawa
Enforcement Supervisor:  Tina Butler
Receptionist: Debra Troche
IV-D Caseworker: Lisa Cutting
Enforcement Clerk: Barbara Daniels
Financial Case Management Clerk Scheduler: Cheri Dolan
Medical/Financial Case Management Specialist: Valerie Clark
Enforcement Caseworker: April McKee
Financial Caseworker: Tracie Kuriata
Interstate and Parenting Time Enforcement Specialist: Fern Turney
Review, Modification and Parenting Time Enforcement Specialist: open position
Bench Warrant Officer: Tim Gondeck

The Friend of the Court receptionist is available to accept Friend of the Court payments at the window in the Friend of the Court Office, Suite 3, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays) even though the Court payment and filing windows close at 4:45 pm.

When you call the FOC through its main number you will reach an automated menu that will give you options for reaching various staff. During business hours, you may select option 0 to avoid much of the automated message and speak directly to the receptionist.

The receptionist will ask you questions to allow her to direct you to the proper staff person to assist you with your concern.

If you would like to meet with a staff person, we encourage you to call ahead for an appointment to be certain you can meet with the right person at a time convenient to you. The staff would like to be able to help everyone that comes into the office at any time, but work volume, conflicting schedules meetings and vacations sometimes prevent them from immediately answering the needs of every person at all times.

When calling for help with a problem, please keep note of the date and time of your call, who you spoke with, and a general outline of the information you were given. This will be helpful to you and will help FOC staff to continue to serve you during future calls.


Contact Cass County Probate Court with questions about:

  1. Probate Court fees
  2. Decedent estates & wills
  3. Last will and testament
  4. Trusts
  5. Guardianship of incapacitated individual (elderly)
  6. Guardianship for individual (developmental disability)
  7. Guardianship for minor
  8. Conservatorship for minor
  9. Conservatorship for incapacitate adults
  10. Protective orders
  11. Mental health proceedings
  12. Adoptions
  13. Name changes
  14. Emancipation of minors
  15. Wills for safekeeping

Probate Court
Law and Courts Building 
60296 M-62, Suite 10 
Cassopolis, MI 49031 
Phone: (269) 445-4454 
Fax: (269) 445-4453 
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Probate Judge: The Honorable Susan L. Dobrich
Court Administrator: Carol Montovan Bealor
Probate Register: Kelley James-Jura
Deputy Probate Register: Linda Kramb
Probate Clerk: Cheryl Hess

Effective June 1, 2018, the public service windows for each Court are open as follows:

  • Probate: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
  • Circuit: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
  • District: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm

This means none of the Courts will accept filings after 4:45 pm effective June 1, 2018. The Courts established this schedule to provide Court staff with time to wrap up the day’s business at the end of every day. Please plan accordingly.