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Circuit Court
40 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5208

Judge Rachel Rancilio


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Judge Rachel Rancilio was elected to the Circuit Court bench on November 8th, 2016. Judge Rachel Rancilio is a partner in the law firm of Fischer, Garon, Hoyumpa & Rancilio in Mt. Clemens. For fourteen years she specialized in complex domestic, civil and criminal litigation, serving as attorney-of-record in more than two hundred cases before the Macomb circuit bench. Rachel, while playing Division 1 Softball, attended the University of Detroit Mercy on an academic scholarship and was a member of Wayne State University Law School’s Law Review.  She and her two children live in Shelby Township.


 


CONTACT INFORMATION


16th Judicial Circuit Court

Macomb County Courthouse

40 N. Main St, 3rd Floor

Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

Telephone: (586) 493-6748


 


STAFF:







Position

Name

Number

Secretary

Amy Shaw

(586) 493-6748

Clerk

Judy Goodmen

(586) 469-5245

Court Reporter

Video Courtroom (Rebecca Russell)

(586) 469-5047

Court Officer

Deputy Chris Kohlmeyer

(586) 469-2086

SCHEDULING DAYS & TIMES


MOTION DAY


Day/Time: Monday, 8:30 am for Attorney's and 1:30 pm for In Pro Per's (Self-Representing)


Check-In Procedure: Check in with court clerk


Brief Required: Only when specifically requested by Judge or Referee


Motions heard other than regular motion day: to be scheduled with secretary/clerk


Motion Adjournments: Contact Clerk prior to motion day


Additional Comments: Copies of motions, briefs and answers must be delivered directly to the judge's office, prior to hearing, as required by MCR 2.119(A)(2)


DIVORCE


Taking of Pro Confesso Judgments / Consent Judgments: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 8:30 am, Hearing date provided by Secretary, Request for hearing required for date and time.


E-Filing cases: Must bring Original Judgment of Divorce with original signatures and copies to be trued on the date of hearing.


Policy of Waiving Statutory Six-Month Waiting Period: Yes, when reconciliation is not possible and is in the best interest of the minor child(ren).


Friend of the Court Recommendation Required for: 


  • Spousal Support: No
  • Custody: No
  • Child Support: YES
  • Parenting Time: No

Utilization of Psychodiagnostics & Family Services Clinic Policy: Custody and parenting time disputes


Policy on Case Evaluation: Mediation and arbitration are encouraged


  • General Panel: No
  • Single-persona panel: Yes

PPO HEARINGS


PPO Hearings: Wednesday at 10:30 am - contact clerk for date


NAME CHANGES


Name Changes: Tuesday at 10:30 am - minor child(ren) must be present at hearing


STATUS CONFERENCES


Thursday at 8:30 am - contact clerk for date