Frequently Asked Questions
Child support, custody and visitation, paternity/parentage, guardianship, and domestic violence in New York State Family Court.
Family Legal Care attorneys do not represent clients in court. Instead, we help you to self-advocate in court through one-on-one legal advice consultations, guidance, and resources.
Our services are free, regardless of your income.
Family Legal Care attorneys regularly offer workshops, presentations, and webinars for local non-profit organizations. Common topics include family court processes and procedures, child support, custody and visitation, paternity/parentage, guardianship, and orders of protection.
No. There is no income eligibility requirement for our services.
No. Family Legal Care does not help with divorce matters. In New York, divorce cases are heard in the Supreme Court.
No. Family Legal Care can only assist with cases in New York State.
No. If your Family Court case is happening in New York State, but you live out of state, you can still receive help.
No. You do not need a lawyer to go to Family Court. If you do not have a lawyer, you can call our Helpline to get information and support.
No. Family Legal Care is an independent non-profit organization. We are here to help people who do not have attorneys navigate New York Family Court.
Call our Helpline at 212-343-1122 or click here for legal legal resources.
Yes. Family Legal Care operates a Bilingual English and Spanish Helpline and offers translation services in 76 languages. Our library of Guías de recursos legales is also available in nine different languages.
You can join our growing network of lawyers who give back by partnering with us through pro bono work. To learn more about ways to get involved, contact our Director of Pro Bono Programs, Sami Ingram, at SIngram@familylegalcare.org.