The Judges of Oakland County Divorce Court

Oakland County Circuit Court – Family Division:  At Findling Law, we have the great privilege of appearing before divorce courts throughout the state of Michigan.  One of these courts is the Oakland County Circuit Court.   The Oakland County Circuit Court – Family Division is simply known as the Oakland County Divorce Court.

The Oakland County Divorce Court is located at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. Pontiac, Michigan.

The Oakland County Divorce Court is staffed by six experienced and knowledgeable Oakland County Divorce Court judges:

Oakland County Divorce court

 

The Honorable Mary Ellen Brennan is the presiding judge of the Oakland County Divorce Court and Family-Focused Juvenile Drug Court.  Judge Brennan was elected to the Oakland County Divorce Court on November 4, 2008 and is a graduate of James Madison College of Michigan State University and Wayne State University Law School.

Judge Brennan Courtroom is 2G, located on the second floor of the 1200 N. Telegraph building.

Judge Brennan’s telephone number is 248-858-0355

Judge Brennan has specific rules and procedures regarding her courtroom which can be viewed here.

 

Gorcyca Divorce

 

The Honorable Lisa Gorcyca was elected to the Oakland County Divorce Court in November of 2008.  She is a graduate of Michigan State University and Detroit College of law, with honors in 1993.  Judge Gorcyca is a former prosecuting attorney.

Judge Gorcyca’s Courtroom is 2A, located on the second floor of the 1200 N. Telegraph building.

Judge Gorcyca’s telephone number is 248-858-0360

Judge Gorcyca has specific rules and procedures regarding her courtroom which can be viewed here.

 

Langton Divorce

 

The Honorable Lisa Langton was elected to the Oakland County Divorce Court in November of 2014 and assigned to the Family division, in 2015.  Prior to her election, she was the deputy court administrator for the Juvenile division.  She is a graduate of Ball State University, Honors College and a 1988 graduate of the Detroit College of Law.

Judge Langton’s Courtroom is W2, located in the West Wing of the Oakland County Courthouse.

Judge Langton’s telephone number is 248-858-1704

Judge Langton has specific rules and procedures regarding her courtroom which can be viewed here.

 

 

The Honorable Jeffery S. Matis, was appointed by the governor in November 2015 and assigned to the Family Division (Oakland County Divorce Court) in 2015.  Judge Matis graduated from Oakland University in 1990 and the University of Detroit School of Law in 1994.  Prior to his appointment, he was the Vice Chairman of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.

Judge Matis Courtroom is 2G, located on the second floor of the 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. building.

Judge Matis’s telephone number is 248-858-0355

Judge Matis has specific rules and procedures regarding her courtroom which can be viewed here.

 

Judge McDonald

 

The Honorable Karen McDonald was elected to the Oakland County Divorce Court in November 2012.  Judge McDonald is a 1998 graduate of Wayne State University, cum laude and former editor of the Wayne Law Review. Judge McDonald is also a former prosecuting attorney.

Judge McDonald’s Courtroom is 5C, located on the fifth floor of the 200 N. Telegraph Rd. building.

Judge McDonald’s telephone number is 248-858-0340

Judge Matis has specific rules and procedures regarding her courtroom which can be viewed here.

 

Judge Valentine

 

The Honorable Victoria A. Valentine was elected to the Oakland County Divorce Court in November 2016. 

Judge Valentine’s Courtroom is 2F, located on the second floor of the 200 N. Telegraph Rd. building.

Judge Valentine’s telephone number is 248-858-5282

Judge Valentine has specific rules and procedures regarding her courtroom which can be viewed here.

 

The Oakland County Divorce Court works closely with the Oakland County Friend of the Court which provides services to parties with minor children involving divorce, family support, interstate and paternity cases.  The Friend of the court is located at 230 Elizabeth Lake Rd., Pontiac, Michigan a few miles from the Court House.  

The Oakland County Friend of the Court is staffed by referees, counselors, support specialists and support staff that assist the Oakland County Divorce  Court Judges resolve disputes and perform other administrative functions.

An important consideration before entering the Oakland County Divorce Court and the Oakland County Friend of the Court are the security requirements.  You will be subject to building security before you enter the court and must pass through a medical detector.  The specific items being banned changes however, cellphones with a camera and weapons are always banned. 

For many divorce, custody and family law related issues, there is no need to travel all of the way to the courthouse.  You can access many resources online.

The Oakland County Divorce Court and Oakland County Friend of the Court also has many online resources including:

Findling Law is grateful to be able to practice law in Oakland County Divorce Court and throughout Michigan.

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