Legal Resource Guides

Please note that some of the information provided in these Legal Resource Guides may not be relevant or accurate because of COVID-19. Information can change very rapidly. For the most up-to-date information about how NYC Family Courts are operating during the COVID-19 public health crisis, visit or contact LIFT's helpline at 212-343-1122.


LIFT's multilingual Legal Resource Guides will give you step-by-step information on New York State family law and how the Courts work. Click on the links below to view the Guides you need. Not sure which guide you need? Call the Helpline at 212-343-1122 or send a question to our Email Helpline.

LIFT's Legal Resource Guides should not take the place of a consultation with an attorney. LIFT encourages all individuals involved with the Family Court, Criminal Court, and child welfare systems to consult with an attorney.