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Coronavirus and the New York City Family Court

Important Child Support Information (Spanish)

Additional Guidelines for Practitioners in Virtual Courtrooms, May 15

Coronavirus and the New York City Family Court

Information for Filing Emergency/Essential Applications

Guide to Virtual Appearances

Guia para Comparecencias Virtuales—Spanish Guide to Virtual Appearances

Guidelines for Requesting So-Ordered Subpoenas, Transcripts & Record Room Documents



Administrative Judge
Hon. Jeanette Ruiz

Deputy Administrative Judge
Hon. Anne-Marie Jolly

Chief Clerk
Doreen M. Hanley

First Deputy Chief Clerk
Stephen G. Byrnes


Courts By County

New York City Family Court has locations in each of the five Boroughs.

Bronx Bronx

Kings Kings (Brooklyn)

New York New York (Manhattan)

Queens Queens

Richmond Richmond (Staten Island)


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Electronic Document Delivery System (EDDS)

The UCS has made available a system of secure document transmission by court users to judges, clerks of court, and other UCS offices around the State. This system, known as the Electronic Document Delivery System (EDDS), may also be used for filing of documents in pending cases in courts where NYSCEF is not available. EDDS may be used by attorneys, unrepresented persons, and other court users. For more information on this system, view the EDDS Notice and the EDDS FAQs.

(If you do not have a lawyer, you may visit the CourtHelp website or the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Forms page for helpful information about the legal process and legal documents.)

Send a Document with EDDS


Filing a Petition?

Print information sheets

DIY - Do It Yourself Forms

Public Access Terminal Court Hub

Facebook PATCH Announcement

Twitter PATCH Announcement


Case Types

The Family Court hears matters involving children and families. It has the authority to make legal decisions over the following types of cases: