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.
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).
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.
Safe Horizon (non-court agency that assists victims of domestic violence)
Custody & Visitation
NYS Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse [1-800-FIND-KID]
NYS Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) Customer Service Number:1-888-208-4485