FAMILY COURT-BASED SERVICES

The guidance you need, right in the courthouse.

You can find LIFT in the Family Courts in Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island – just look for the table with the purple LIFT sign in the entranceways and waiting areas. We also have Family Legal Center locations inside the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens court buildings. All locations are stocked with LIFT’s multilingual Family Law Resource Guides, and our talented bilingual (Spanish/English) staff and volunteers are there to help you.

View LIFT's Family Court Locations and Hours of Operation for:

Need help right now? Call 212-343-1122 or send a question to our Email Hotline.

Why Visit LIFT in the Courthouse?

  • Have your questions answered, receive assistance completeing court documents and understanding court orders, and get practical legal information and easy to follow step-by-step courthouse procedure.
  • Pick up LIFT's multilingual Legal Resource Guides, activities for children, and courthouse maps.
  • Learn about other helpful social and legal services in your neighborhood.
  • If your case involves child support, custody, or visitation, you can also meet with LIFT’s expert staff for one-on-one consultations and strategy sessions.

Going to Court today?

Be prepared with some basic tips from LIFT:

  • When you begin a case, the Court will ask for things like your ID and other paperwork. This paperwork is not required – but the more you have with you, the better.  Use this chart to see what paperwork to bring.
  • Bring a pen and paper.
  • Bring a calendar
  • You may want to bring activities for yourself and your family members in case you need to wait (such as LIFT's activity book for children).
  • Come see LIFT in the courthouse to ask questions and receive information

Get more tips with our Legal Resource Guide " Tips on Family Court and How to Work with Your Lawyer " .

LIFT's Family Court Locations and Hours of Operation:

Bronx Family Court
900 Sheridan Avenue (map)

>> Site I - Lobby
Located in the lobby on the left before the elevators
This Site is not staffed - Only LIFT's materials are available here

>> Site II - 7th Floor
Located on the 7th Floor outside the Petition Room, look for the table with the purple cloth

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..

>> Site III - Help Center on Lower Main
Located in the Help Center on the Lower Main

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Transportation Directions
Take the B, D, or 4 trains to the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium station; or the #1, 2, 6, or 32 buses.

Driving Directions
Take Major Deegan Expressway, Exit 5, E161 St to Sheridan Avenue. Metered parking and parking lots near courthouse.

Brooklyn Family Court
330 Jay Street (map)

>> Site I - 5th Floor
Located in the 5th Floor Help Center

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

>> Site II - 6th Floor
Located on the 6th Floor in the Petition Room waiting area
This Site is not staffed - Only LIFT's materials are available here

Public Transportation Directions
Take the R or M train to the Lawrence Street Station; the G train to the Hoyt Street & Schermerhorn Street Station; the A, F or C train to the Jay Street Station; the 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to the Borough Hall Station.

Take the B67, B41 or B45 bus line to Livingston Street & Smith Street; the B63 or B65 bus line to Atlantic Avenue & Smith Street; B61 to Jay St. (Metro Tech).

Driving Directions
BQE to Tillary Street exit, or Belt Parkway to BQE to Tillary Street Exit. Parking is severely limited. Public transportation is the best option. Municipal parking lot located nearby.

Manhattan Family Court
60 Lafayette Street (map)

>> Site - Lobby
Located in the lobby directly past the metal detectors

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Public Transportation Directions
Take the 4 or 5 train to the Brooklyn Bridge Station; the C, N, Q, R, 6 train to Canal Street; the 1 train to Franklin Street.

Take the M1, M6 or M15 bus line.

Driving Directions
Accessible from the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg Bridges and from the FDR and West Side Hwys. Many garages in the area, extremely limited street parking. Public transportation is advisable.

Queens Family Court
151-20 Jamaica Avenue (map)

>> Site - Help Center in the Lobby
Located in the Help Center in the lobby

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Transportation and Driving Directions
The Family Court website has excellent detailed directions. View them here.

Staten Island Family Court
25 Hyatt Street (map)
*This location is up to the street from the Main Courthouse located at 100 Richmond Terrace

>> Site - 4th Floor

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Public Transportation Directions
Staten Island Rapid Transit or any City bus to the St. George Terminal.

Driving Directions
Take the Bay Street/Lily Pond Road exit off the Staten Island Expressway.

At the traffic light turn left and follow to the end. Make a left turn onto Bay Street. Continue on Bay Street to the St. George Ferry Terminal. Turn left onto Richmond Terrace. Continue for two blocks and Richmond Family Court is on the left.

Municipal parking available at Hyatt Street.

 

complex Family Court system

LIFT´s Family Court-based services offer immediate, on-the-spot help to families – right inside the Courthouse lobbies and waiting areas.


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