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General Info & Resources

Court Operating Hours & Filing Information

Important Child Support Information
(Información Importante sobre la Manutención Infantil)

Guide to Virtual Appearances
(Guia para Comparecencias Virtuales)

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

eNotify User Guide 2022 for Email Recipients



Administrative Judge
Hon. Anne-Marie Jolly

Deputy Administrative Judge
Hon. Peter J. Passidomo

Chief Clerk
Eugene W. Hurley

First Deputy Chief Clerk
Ruth Whalen


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?


New E-Filing

At this time, E-filing (NYSCEF)is available in the following counties : New York (Manhattan), Queens and Richmond (Staten Island) for the following case types:

  • Custody/Visitation/Guardianship
  • Parentage - Assisted Reproduction and Parentage - Surrogacy
  • Paternity/Support

Print information sheets

DIY - Do It Yourself Forms

VCAN - Red Hook Community Justice Center

Volunteer Attorney Program


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: