New York Family Court

If you have a case in a New York City Family Court, contact an attorney from our firm for legal assistance. Our adept, dedicated team of lawyers can help guide you through any Family Court proceeding.


New York City Family Courts aim to address legal matters that affect the lives of children, parents, and spouses. Types of cases handled by Family Court include: child abuse and neglect, child custody, adoption, visitation, domestic violence, guardianship, foster care, juvenile delinquency, paternity, Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS), child support, and spousal support.


In Family Court, there are no trials by jury. Most hearings are heard by judges, although support and paternity cases are heard by magistrates, or lower court judges. The judge or magistrate determines the outcome of each case, and after a decision is made, either party has the right to appeal the decision by requesting that a higher court review the case. An appeal can bring about a reversal or a modification of a Family Court decision, or can result in the decision remaining as it is.


In New York City there are five different Family Courts, one in each borough: the Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings), New York (Manhattan), Queens, and Richmond County (Staten Island). Generally, Family Court cases are filed in the county that you live in.

The addresses and phone numbers for each Family Court location in New York City are as follows:

Bronx County Family Court (Bronx)
900 Sheridan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 618-2098

Kings County Family Court (Brooklyn)
330 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 401-9600

New York County Family Court (Manhattan)
60 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
(646) 386-5200

Queens County Family Court
151-20 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 298-0197

Richmond County Family Court (Staten Island)
100 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 675-8800


Although someone who is filing a petition or attending a hearing in a New York Family Court has the option of forgoing legal counsel, it is strongly recommended that you retain legal assistance for your Family Court matter. Any case can potentially become complicated and have a notable impact on those involved. Family lawyers from Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. are deeply familiar with the legal processes of Family Court. Our attorneys know what information to obtain and evidence to gather in order to help you put together the strongest possible case.

By hiring an attorney from our firm, you will ensure that you will have comprehensive legal representation—a lawyer who will advocate tirelessly to protect the interests of you and your family. In particular, having an experienced Family Court attorney can benefit you by:

  • Helping you determine the best approach to resolving your legal issue
  • Filing a petition on your behalf in the proper manner
  • Collecting the right evidence and necessary information regarding your case
  • Effectively presenting your case to the judge or magistrate in a compelling manner
  • Filing an appeal in case of an undesirable decision by the Family Court judge or magistrate

Contact a New York Family Court attorney from our firm today to discuss your case and to schedule an initial consultation meeting.

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