Friend of the Court
101 East Huron St. - Rm 104, PO Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
(734) 222-3050; fax (734) 222-3332
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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.

The S.M.I.L.E. program is held on the third Wednesday of every month, except in July, at the Washtenaw County Trial Court, 101 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, in the Jury Assembly Room (second floor) from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  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 the first Monday of each month from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at University Center for the Child and Family, 500 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, MI.  For more information and to register (registration is required), please click HERE

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

S.M.I.L.E. Handbook--(PDF)

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