The Jackson County Courthouse is administered by Jackson County, Mich. It is a forum for dispute resolution and is comprised of various divisions. The courthouse s circuit and probate court is a unified system in which all trial courts are consolidated under a chief judge. The Jackson County Courthouse s judges are elected for a six-year term on nonpartisan ballots. Its judicial district court focuses on dispensing equal justice in all matters under the court's jurisdiction and providing professional services. The courthouse s Friend of the Court is an adjunct of the circuit court with primary responsibilities for the enforcement of orders regarding custody, parenting time and the support of minor children.