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Friend of the Court Team

The Saginaw County Friend of the Court operates as a team under the direction of Tara J. Hofmeister. Each case has an assigned Attorney, Referee, Support Specialist, and Caseworker/Hearing Officer.  Effective January 1, 2023, all Friend of the Court cases are assigned to Judge Brittany A. Dicken. Cases are assigned according to the male's last name on the case. All Friend of the Court staff can be contacted by phone (989)790-5300 or email See split below.


Heather Montei
(last name A-K)

Justine Sylvester
(last name L-Z)


Darrin Nichols

(last name A-K)

Randy Price 

(last name L-Z)

Enforcement Caseworker

Ann Maly
(last name A-G)

Wendy Jones
(last name H-O)

Barbara Schuknecht
(last name P-Z)

Support Specialist

Terri Everts
(last name A-C)

Yolanda Blackmon
(last name D-H)

Renee Sharkey
(last name I-M)

Wanda Blacksher
(last name N-S)

Elizabeth Atkins 
(last name T-Z)

Other Specialists

Michelle Griffin 
Medical Support 

Marcia Coughlin 
Interstate Caseworker

Tammy Grandy
Custody/Parenting Time Specialist

Family Evaluator

Michelle Jeffries