Coronavirus and the New York City Family Court
Hon. Jeanette Ruiz
Deputy Administrative Judge
Hon. Anne-Marie Jolly
Doreen M. Hanley
First Deputy Chief Clerk
Stephen G. Byrnes
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.
EDDS should NOT be used for the filing of emergency applications. For information on filing such applications please contact the court directly.
Filing a Petition?
The Family Court hears matters involving children and families. It has the authority to make legal decisions over the following types of cases:
- Abused or Neglected Children (Child Protective Proceedings)
- Custody & Visitation
- Domestic Violence (Family Offense)
- Foster Care Approval & Review
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS)
- Child and/or Spousal Support