Tioga Family Court General Information

Hon. Gerald Keene is the resident Family Court Judge. Court appearances are held in the Courthouse in Owego, NY. He has Family Court hearings Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays except when he is scheduled in Criminal Trial Terms or on vacation. Judge Keene is assigned two-thirds of all Judge-type petitions, including the assignment of all Juvenile Delinquent and Persons In Need of Supervision petitions.

Hon. Dennis J. Morris, Multi-Hat Judge from Schuyler County, is assigned to Tioga County Family Court on Mondays and Wednesdays, except when he is in a Schuyler County Criminal Trial Term or on vacation.  Court appearances are held in the Court Annex Building.  Judge Morris is assigned to one-third of all Judge-type petitions, with the exception of Juvenile Delinquent and Persons in Need of Supervision petitions.  Judge Morris does handle these petitions when Judge Keene is in a criminal trial term or on vacation. 

Support Magistrate Franz is the resident Magistrate and has Family Court hearings in the Court Annex Building generally on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays unless she is on vacation or unless otherwise scheduled.