Emergency Forms

 

Due to COVID-19, the New York City Family Courts have temporary rules for filing petitions. LIFT created this page to help you find the information and forms you need on the court’s website.

Questions? Please call our HELPLINE at 212-343-1122. Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Se habla español.

 

Para información en español, haz clic aquí.

 

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The more feedback the courts get from people like you, the more likely it is that the court can address the barriers that you face. Your opinion matters, make your voice heard. All responses will be anonymous and will not affect your case in any way. Your response will still be counted even if you do not answer all the questions. 

 

GENERAL LINKS

Family Court's Electronic Document Delivery Service (EDDS)

EDDS Instructions

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

LIFT Family Resource Guide

 

CUSTODY & VISITATION

Instructions on how to file in a custody or visitation case

Order to Show Cause  (GF-1)

Affidavit in Support

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (GF-22)

Custody Petition (GF-17)

Modification of Custody Petition (GF-40)

 

GUARDIANSHIP

Guardianship Petition (6-1)

Order to Show Cause  (GF-1)

Affidavit in Support

 

CHILD SUPPORT

Instructions on how to request a child support modification

Child Support Modification Petition (4-11)

Do-It-Yourself Child Support Modification Petition

Order to Show Cause  (GF-1)

Affidavit in Support

 

New York City Office of Child Support Services

New York State Child Support Office

 

ORDER OF PROTECTION

Instructions on how to file an Order of Protection

Order of Protection Petition (8-2)

 

RECORDS

Instructions on how to request copies of records from the court