Rensselaer Family Court


1504 Fifth Ave
Troy, N.Y. 12180

Phone: 518-453-5515
Fax: 518-285-8504 - Family Court
Fax: 518-285-8525 - Support Magistrate

Rensselaer Family court

Hon. Catherine Cholakis, Family Court Judge
Hon. Elizabeth Marie Walsh, Family Court Judge
Hon. Jill Kehn, Acting Family Court Judge

Support Magistrates
Thomas Gordon
Jennifer Corona

Chief Clerk
Barbara Cottrell

Deputy Chief Clerk
Helen Barrington

Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed between 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. excluding holidays


Court Calendars

General Information

Transportation: CDTA Bus Lines

General Parking at building

Parking for people with disabilities around the building

ADA accessible, contact the court for specific accommodations




Take 787 North to Watervliet/ Green Island exit. At the end of exit ramp, take a right. Follow the road to the red light. At the light, take a right and go over the bridge.
Go through the next light. Take the second right onto Fifth Ave. Go straight on Fifth Ave for 6 lights. At the 6th light, take a left onto Ferry Street. (The Family Court is on the corner of Fifth Ave and Ferry St.) Take the first left into the visitor parking lot.