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Established in 1982

Since our founding in 1982, the unwavering dedication of our volunteers continues to bring our mission to life. The Michigan Family Support Council (MFSC) nonprofit organization provides high quality training, awards recognition, and conference scholarships for Michigan’s child support professionals.


2022  – MFSC held its 40th Anniversary Fall Training Conference at Boyne Mountain to celebrate 40 years of partnership and collaboration within the Michigan child support community.

2021 – MFSC established the Lisa Robinson Legacy Award to recognize the incredible contribution Lisa made to the child support world and to honor future recipients who follow the same path. MFSC held its first virtual and consolidated Spring conference across its four regional councils.

2000 – 2010’s

2013 – MFSC announced a mobile-friendly website redesign and online member portal at the 31st Annual Fall Conference.

2012 – MFSC celebrated its 30th anniversary at the annual fall training conference.

2006 – MFSC established a Scholarship Committee and scholarship fund for conference attendees.

2004 – MFSC conducted its first silent auction to raise money for charity and Camp Highfields, Inc. was the first partner charity organization chosen. MFSC announced a new redesigned website which offers online registration and payments to training conferences.

2003 – Dr. Sherri Z. Heller, Commissioner of the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) speaks at the 2003 training conference to congratulate Michigan on Federal Certification for having a statewide child support system implemented.


1999 – MFSC receives full tax-exempt status from the IRS and established as a non-profit corporation. MFSC enters into its first long-term facility contract, establishing Boyne Highlands as the conference destination through October 2002. MFSC launches its first website with conference and registration information.

1998 – On June 8th, MFSC for the first time meets with another state’s council (the Indiana Child Support Alliance). Subsequently, the first out-of-state board meeting is held in Angola, IN on June 9.

1997 – MFSC holds its first-ever mid-year conference for Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) training.

1994 – On October 28th, the IRS grants probationary 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to the MFSC as a non-profit organization.

1993 – MFSC hosts over 500 attendees at the annual fall conference for the first time.

1992 – MFSC established an awards program to recognize outstanding contributions and dedication to the Michigan domestic relations field. A committee selects individuals and/or programs from nominees submitted from our statewide membership in the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Judicial Award
  • Prosecuting Attorney – Attorney, Supervisor, and Staff
  • Friend of the Court – Director, Supervisor, and Staff
  • Office of Child Support – Supervisor and Staff


1987 – In March, MFSC publishes pamphlet entitled “Non-Adjudicated Paternity Procedures” which is nationally distributed.

1985 – On July 5th, MFSC incorporates as a Michigan nonprofit organization.

1983 – On October 7th, the first MFSC conference held at the Lansing Sheraton with over 300 attendees. Registration was $25 per person and a double room cost $19.50 per person.

1982 – The first organizational meeting to consider a statewide child support council was held on Thursday, 3/11/1982 at the State Bar Building in Lansing, MI.