Virtual Operations Commence in New York Family Courts on Wednesday, March 25

The New York State court system has announced that beginning on Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26, it will provide critical emergency relief to the children and families.

Such a decision was reached to reduce courtroom density and stem the spread of the Coronavirus.

The New York City Family Court will hear by remote video appearances and/or by telephone the following matters:
• Child-protective intake cases involving removal applications
• Newly-filed juvenile delinquency intake cases involving remand applications
• Emergency family offense petitions
• Writ applications where there is a court order if custody or parenting time

Additionally, due to the suspension of civil statutes of limitation by the Governor’s executive order 202.8, effective immediately, all new Court filings, either e-filed or hardcopy, that are not essential matters, will NOT be accepted.

Follow this link to read the New York State Unified Court System press release on March 22.

Contact Rudyuk Law Firm if you have any questions or require an attorney’s assistance regarding an emergency application to the Family Court including custody, parenting time, and family offense.