20th Circuit Court

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Mission Statement

To administer justice and restore wholeness in a manner that inspires public trust.

Vision Statement

As a leader among Courts we exemplify high standards for justice and public service.

Values Statement

As courts serving the public, we embrace the following values:
C = Collaboration
O = Operational Excellence
U = Understanding
R = Responsiveness
T = Transparency
S = Service

Judges of Circuit Court

Edward R. Post
Chief Circuit Judge
Kent D. Engle Jon H. Hulsing Jon A. Van Allsburg

Key Staff

Kevin J. Bowling, JD, Circuit Court Administrator
(616) 786-4100
Rebecca M. Rowden, Trial Division Director
(616) 846-8356
Sandra K. Metcalf, Juvenile Services Director
(616) 786-4100
Jennell L. Challa, Friend of the Court
(616) 846-8210

Important Information

Court Forms for Filing

Forms specific to the 20th Circuit Court are provided below:

Forms for all other case types can be obtained through the State Court Administrative website. Within this directory, forms will be categorized by general types of cases.

Referee Hearings

Forms can be obtained through the Michigan Supreme Court to file a motion to change child support and motion to modify parenting time.

Upon proper completion of the form(s), the Circuit Court office will assign a hearing time and date before a Circuit Court Referee.

Interpreter Needs

The Circuit Court will provide an Interpreter to those in need in order to over come any language barrier that may exist. Any party involved in a Circuit Court proceeding needing an interpreter must contact the Circuit Court office, in writing, so an interpreter can be secured.

Strategic Plans


20th Circuit Court

  • 414 Washington Avenue
    Suite 300
    Grand Haven, MI 49417
    (ATM on 2nd Floor)
  • Phone: (616) 846-8320
    FAX: (616) 846-8179
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

Family Division/
Juvenile Services

  • 12120 Fillmore Street
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Phone: (616) 786-4100
    Fax: (616) 786-4154
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm