Emergency Forms

In caring for the broader community in the midst of coronavirus/COVID-19, LIFT has transitioned to remote service delivery.

Although our court-based offices are closed, we can still support you. Please call our HELPLINE (212-343-1122) for answers to your family law and Family Court questions. You can speak with a LIFT attorney or staff member and be connected to LIFT’s programs. We will continue to evaluate and provide updates regarding our services.

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

Most hearings are not being done in person. Almost all hearings are being done by telephone or video.

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.


Family Court's Electronic Document Deliviery Service (EDDS)

EDDS Instructions



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 Petition (6-1)

Order to Show Cause  (GF-1)

Affidavit in Support



Instructions on how to request a child support modification

Child Support Modification Petition (4-11)

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)



Instructions on how to request copies of records from the court