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Family Court

New York’s family court system hears cases regarding families, children, and spouses. The Family Court Act established a singular court system to handle these matters, which decides on cases, enforces orders, and modifies judgments. It is part of the Unified Court System of New York State. There are certain differences in how the court functions compared to other courts, such as criminal and municipal courts, which is why if you have a legal matter that is to be handled by the local family court, you must retain the services of an effective attorney who knows the ins and outs of family law. Contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. for a consultation with an experienced Suffolk County Family Court Lawyer.

Family court in New York

New York’s family court hears a range of family law matters. One of the most surprising facts about family court is that they do not decide on divorce cases or pass Final Judgments for Divorce. That authority is reserved for the Supreme Court of New York. Family court judges hear cases about:

  • Child visitation
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Foster care approval and review
  • Paternity disputes
  • Adoption
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Domestic violence
  • Child protective proceedings (abused or neglected children)
  • Persons in need of supervision

What can I expect from a case?

There are many similarities between cases in family court and those in other courts of the Unified Court System, including:

  • Cases are identified by docket number
  • Participants are to be on time and present or face consequences, including default judgments
  • Parties may appeal decisions
  • Parties may request motions

Some family courts will even have child care available to support parents that need to be in court.

Suffolk County Family Court Information

Central Islip Family Court
400 Carleton Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Phone: (631) 853-4289

Riverhead Family Court

Arthur M. Cromarty Court Complex
210 Center Drive, 2nd Floor
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 852-3905

Nassau County Family Court Information

Nassau County Family Court
1200 Old Country Road
Westbury, New York 11590

Contact A Suffolk County Family Court Lawyer

If you are currently facing a family law court case, our firm is ready to help. For nearly a decade, Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. has successfully represented clients across Long Island. Having a focus on divorce and family law allows us to provide the quality legal services and attentive response clients need through tough times. For more information or to discuss a legal matter, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. for a consultation with a family court lawyer at our firm.

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