Location Information

28th Circuit Court
Family Division

437 E. Division St., Cadillac, MI 49601

Phone: (Divorce and related matters) (231) 779-9490
Phone: (Juvenile matters)
(231) 779-9511
Fax: (231) 779-9485

Hours: Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Courts

Departments/Services

Cadillac-Wexford  Airport Authority
Length of term: 2 years

Raymond Hill (expires 12/31/20)
Bill King (expires 12/31/19)
Bill Paul (expires 12/31/19)
Nathan Paquin (expires 12/31/20)

Joeseph Barron-City Appointee (expires 10/15/20)
Karl Holder-City Appointee (expires 8/21/19)
Fred Osborn-City Appointee (expires 2/22/21)
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Cadillac-Wexford Public Library Board
Length of term: 5 years

Kathleen Cline (expires 12/31/22)
Lee Jones (expires 12/31/19)
Linda Kimbel (expires 12/31/23)
Vicki Long (expires 12/31/20)
Brian Valice (expires 12/31/21)
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Cadillac-Wexford Transit Authority
Length of term: 2 years

Larry Copley (expires 12/31/20)
Rosanne Denny (expires 12/31/19)
Mark Howie (expires 12/31/20)
Eleanor Sosenko (expires 12/31/19)

Michael Hayes-City Appointee (expires 6/5/20)
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Construction Board of Appeals 
Length of term: 3 years

Paul Keller (expires 10/31/19)
Scott Kleinsorge (expires 10/31/20)
Stephen Perry (expires 10/31/19)
Mark Richardson (expires 10/31/21) 
Randy Williams (expires 10/31/21) 
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Department of Health & Human Services
Length of term: 3 years

Bob Colvin (expires 12/31/19)
Roger Hopkins (expires 12/31/20)

Yvonne Hebert-State Appointee (expires 2021)
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Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Services Board
Length of term: 3 years

Rosanne Denny (expires 3/31/20)
Ben Townsend (expires 3/31/21)
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Networks Northwest-Workforce Development Board
Length of term: 3 years

Ken Bollman (expires 12/31/19)
Leslie Nowlin (expires 12/31/21)
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Wexford County Road Commission
Length of term: 6 years

Harold Falan (expires 12/31/24)
Lorne Haase (expires 12/31/20)
Harry Hagstrom (expires 12/31/22)
Dean Jurik (expires 12/31/19)
Jim Leggett (expires 12/31/21)
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Veterans' Services Committee
Length of term: 4 years

Jack Baughan (expires 12/31/21)
Susan Marcum (expires 12/31/19)
Joe Porterfield (expires 12/31/22)
Gary Taylor (expires 12/31/20)
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Wexford Missaukee Community Corrections Advisory Board
Length of term: 2 years
All terms expire 12/31/19

Trent Taylor, Wexford Sheriff
Will Yancer, Missaukee Sheriff
William Fagerman, Circuit Court Judge
Audrey Van Alst, District Court Judge
Melissa Ransom, Probate Court Judge
Julie Theobald, Wexford Commissioner
Dean Smallegan, Missaukee Commissioner
Jason Elmore, Wexford PA
David DenHouten, Missaukee PA
Charles Kennard, Wexford Circuit Court Probation Agent
Laura O'Dell, Missaukee Circuit Court. Probation Agent
Kristie Hatinger, Dist. Court Probation
Brian Hoffman, Criminal Defense Attorney
John Mellish, Rep. of Business Community
William Barnett, Rep. of Media Communications
Dale Rosser, Rep. of General Public
Rebecca Gomez, Rep. of Substance Abuse 

Family Court

     The Family Division of the Circuit Courts in Michigan was created by legislation enacted in 1998. The purpose of this legislation was to bring all legal matters which deal with families into one Court in the hope that a single presiding judge would have more knowledge about the family in litigation and more consistent and comprehensive results would be realized in cases dealing with family disputes. The Family Division of the Circuit Court is therefore often referred to as the “Family Court”. Under the approved plan in the 28th Circuit, all of the following types of cases are assigned to the Presiding Judge of the Family Division

Family Division:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Paternity
  • Child Support and Parenting Time
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Child Neglect and Abuse
  • Adoption
  • Emancipation of Minors
  • Change of Name
  • Personal Protection Orders in Families with Children

The Family Division of the Circuit Court in Wexford County has regular office hours from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily. The Court is closed on holidays designated by the Michigan Supreme Court, which are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve

Court Staff

Hon. William M. Fagerman

Chief Circuit Court Judge

Hon. Edward D. Van Alst

Presiding Judge, Family Division

Katherine R. Gurumurthy

Juvenile Court Administrator (Juvenile matters)

Flora A. Grundy

Circuit Court Administrator (Divorce, related matters)

Randy Adlam

Wexford County Juvenile Officer

Sandra Watson

Deputy Juvenile Officer / Probation Officer

Theresa Ladd

Bookkeeper / Financial Officer*

Nicole Sidebottom

Deputy Clerk*

*Shared duties with the Probate Court