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New York Family Court

Divorce & Separation

The Guide New York Child Support & Custody was written to help you understand how New York Courts work. It is not intended to be legal advice or a substitute for a divorce lawyer, merely a guide to help you understand your needs.

We recommend that you retain the services of a competent private family lawyer to defend you and your children.

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In New York, the Family Court is responsible for the following matters:

  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence (Family Offense)
  • Abused or Neglected Children (Child Protective Proceeding)
  • Adoption
  • Foster Care Approval & Review
  • Guardianship
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Paternity
  • Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS)
If you would need to get a divorce, it must be done in the Matrimonial Part of the New York Supreme Court. Visit the Divorce Guide

Bronx County Family Court

900 Sheridan Ave
Bronx, NY 10451

General Information
Phone: (718) 590-3318
Fax: (718) 590-2681
Email: bronxfamilycourt@courts.state.ny.us

Child Protective / Permanency Planning Office: (718) 590-3336
Courtroom Activity Office (Hearing & Orders): (718) 590-3323
Children's Center: (718) 681-6618

Hours
Mondays and Fridays 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Petitions are to be filed after 4:00 p.m. Support Magistrate night sessions are available on Wednesday nights only.

Directions

Train: B, D, or 4 trains to the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium station; or the #1, 2, 6, or 32 buses.

Car: Major Deegan Expressway, Exit 5, E161 Stto Sheridan Avenue. Metered parking and parking lots available.

Kings County (Brooklyn) Family Court

330 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

General Information
Phone: (347) 401-9600
Fax:(347) 401-8789; (347) 401-9609
Email: kingsfamilycourt@courts.state.ny.us

Child Protective/Permanency Planning Office Information: (347) 401-9820
Courtroom Activity Office (Hearing & Orders) Information: (347) 401-9690
Children's Center: (347) 401-9630

Hours
Mondays and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Directions

Train: N, R or M train to the Lawrence Street Station; the G train to the Hoyt Street & Schermerhorn Street Station; the A, F or C train to the Jay Street Station; the 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to the Borough Hall Station.

Bus: B67, B41 or B45 bus line to Livingston Street & Smith Street; the B63 or B65 bus line to Atlantic Avenue & Smith Street.

Car: BQE to Tillary Street exit, or Belt Parkway to BQE to Tillary Stexit. Parking available next door, but very expensive.

New York County (Manhattan) Family Court

60 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

General Information
Phone (646) 386-5200
Fax (212) 748-5272
Email: manhattanfamilycourt@courts.state.ny.us

Child Protective / Permanency Planning Office: (646) 386-5250
Courtroom Activity Office (Hearing & Orders): (646) 386-5233
Children's Center: (646) 386-5242

Hours
Mondays - Fridays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Night Court 5:00 to 8:00

Directions

Train: 4 or 5 train to the Brooklyn Bridge Station; the C, N, R, 6 train to Canal Street; the 1 train to Franklin Street.

Bus 1, 6 or 15 bus line.

Car: Accessible from the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg Bridges and from the FDR and West Side Hwys. Parking: Available, but very expensive.


Queens County Family Court

151-20 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11432

Satellite Court at 25-10 Court Square in Long Island City. Operates for the purpose of allowing those without attorneys to file petitions related to family offenses, custody & visitation, guardianship and paternity, and the child support.

General Information
Phone: (718) 298-0197
Fax (718) 297-2826
Email: queensfamilycourt@courts.state.ny.us

Office of Self Represented (Case Filing): (718) 298-0137
Child Protective / Permanency Planning Office: (718) 298-0132
Courtroom Activity Office (Hearing & Orders): (718) 298-0266
Children's Center: (718) 298-0129

Hours
Mondays and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.


Richmond County (Staten Island) Family Court

100 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island 10301

General Information
Phone: (718) 675-8800
Fax: (718) 390-5247
Email: richmondfamilycourt@courts.state.ny.us

Child Protective / Permanency Planning Office: (718) 390-5460
Children's Center: (718) 442-4613 Courtroom Activity Office (Hearing & Orders): (718) 390-5460

Hours
Mondays - Fridays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
We open our doors daily at 8:00 a.m.

Directions

Staten Island Rapid Transit or any City bus to the St. George Terminal.

Car: Take the Bay Street/Lily Pond Road exit off the Staten Island Expressway. At the traffic light turn left and follow to the end. Make a left turn onto Bay Street. Continue on Bay Street to the St. George Ferry Terminal. Turn left onto Richmond Terrace. Continue for two blocks and Richmond Family Court is on the left. Municipal Parking is available.


Child Support Enforcement Term (CSET)

CSET is a specialized term of the Family Court that handles child support cases involving children who are receiving assistance from the Department of Social Services.

CSET is located at 60 Lafayette Street, New York 10013; in lower Manhattan, between Franklin and Leonard Streets.

General Information
Phone: (646) 386-5300
Fax: (212) 374-2564
Email: csetfamilycourt@courts.state.ny.us

Office of Self Represented (Case Filing): (646) 386-5340
Children's Center: (646) 386-5242 Courtroom Activity Office (Hearing & Orders): (646) 386-5310

Hours
Mondays - Fridays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Directions

Train: 4 or 5 train to the Brooklyn Bridge Station; the C, N, R, 6 train to Canal Street; the 1 train to Franklin Street.

Bus: 1, 6 or 15 bus line.

Car: Accessible from the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg Bridges and from the FDR and West Side Hwys. Parking is extremely limited.

Nassau County Family Court

1200 Old Country Road
Westbury, New York 11590

General Information
(516) 571-9055


The Storobin Law Firm
305 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10007
Phone: (646) 350-0601
Fax: (646) 517-0253

The Storobin Law Firm
26 Court Street, Suite 913
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
Phone: (718) 285-6978
Fax: (646) 517-0253

The Storobin Law Firm
104-70 Queens Blvd., Suite 300
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11375
Phone: 285-6978
Fax: (646) 517-0253