Has the Friend of the Court attempted to extort money from you? It's illegal and here is the start of what you need to know!
Some people have complained that Friend of the Court employees often have threatened criminal prosecution, referral, or conviction against them if they don't immediately come up with a payment. In Michigan, and according to both State Law and State Court Administrator Memorandum, it is a felony for anyone to extort money from you.
MCL 750.213 reads: Sec. 213. Any person who shall, either orally or by a written or printed communication, maliciously threaten to accuse another of any crime or offense, or shall orally or by any written or printed communication maliciously threaten any injury to the person or property or mother, father, husband, wife or child of another with intent thereby to extort money or any pecuniary advantage whatever, or with intent to compel the person so threatened to do or refrain from doing any act against his will, shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not more than 20 years or by a fine of not more than $10,000 dollars.
Now, I'm certainly not a lawyer, and this isn't really any legal advice, but since alot of people are complaining about this subject, let's write a grievance together. Writing a grievance is FREE, and I will help you write it. I will also pay for the postage stamp to make sure it gets to the right place. In fact, if you think that the Friend of the Court is attempting to commit the above FELONY we can even send a copy of the grievance and their response to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office for your County. If they refuse to investigate, no big deal because there are ways to ensure an investigation occurs. Let's help make this system work for the needy instead of the greedy. It begins with writing grievances and making sure that your government knows that their funding schemes are transparent, and you are tired of taxpayer waste. We have alot of work to do, so let's get working on it!