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Help Center

The Help Center is committed to serving the public in a professional manner and providing the highest level of quality service in order to fulfill the public's right to fair and efficient justice.

In order to provide the public with access to a judicial forum for the just and timely resolution of disputes, this office is dedicated to providing assistance to court users including the ability to file various court papers, petitions and/or motions.

Please Note:

Each of the counties of the New York City Family Court handles all of the following case types (except for child support cases of children receiving public assistance, which are handled only in New York county).


Requesting a "Confidential Address" in New York City Family Court.


Volunteer Attorney Program

The New York City Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program provides brief legal consultations to unrepresented litigants who come to Family Court on matters involving Child Support, Paternity, Custody, Visitation and Orders of Protection.

ATTORNEYS DO NOT REPRESENT CLIENTS IN COURT.

ATTORNEYS DO NOT GIVE ADVICE OVER THE PHONE.

SIGN-UP FOR THE PROGRAM STARTS AT 8:30 A.M. ON A FIRST-COME, FIRSTSERVED BASIS. THE NUMBER OF SLOTS IS VERY LIMITED.


Orders of Protection(Domestic Violence)

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Custody & Visitation

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Guardianship


Frequently Asked Questions

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Support(Child & Spousal)

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Paternity


Frequently Asked Questions

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