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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Kings County Family Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Kings County, New York, and resources applicable to all courts in New York.
Searching Case Records
Family Court Case Information
Search New York State Family Court case information by file number, case docket number, attorney, or law firm.
Case Records Requests
View information on requesting case records from the court clerk, including fees for copies, inspection for free at the clerk's office, and trial transcripts.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Family Court Calendar
Search New York State Family Court calendars by county, court location and date; calendars are displayed by judge and part.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search New York Attorney General legal opinions from 1995 to current.
New York State Trial Court Decisions
Search published New York State trial court opinions and motions by name, decision date, court, docket number, judge, citation, or keywords. Not all trial court decisions are published.
Forms and related information
Family Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Family Court, including general court forms and forms organized by case type such as adoption, child protection, child support, custody and visitation, guardianship, juvenile delinquency, paternity, and other types of cases.
Online Forms and Filing Fee Information
View and download forms and view filing fees for various courts. Forms for statewide use include Family Court, Domestic Violence, Surrogate's Court, Matrimonial/Divorce, Criminal, Attorney-Client Fee Dispute, DWI Ignition Interlock, Name Change, Employment, Request for Judicial Intervention, Interview of Treating Physician, and Health Insurance. Some local court forms are included.
Divorce and Matrimonial Forms
View and download forms and booklets for use in matrimonial and divorce matters, including divorce, general matrimonial, guardianship and child support. Multiple formats are available.
Domestic Violence Forms
View and download forms for use in domestic violence matters in courts issuing orders of protection.
Use an interactive computer program to fill out forms for use in various courts. Forms are organized by case type, program/form name, and court.
Self help, legal research, general information
2nd Judicial District Domestic Violence Courts
View information about criminal offenses between intimate partners in the 2nd Judicial District.
Law Library of Brooklyn
View information about the Law Library of Brooklyn, including how to request materials by e-mail or fax, library catalog, and links to online research resources.
New York City Family Court Terms
View a glossary of commonly-used terms in New York City Family Courts.
New York City Family Court Help Center
View information for self-represented parties in Family Courts in New York City, including domestic violence orders of protection, custody and visitation, guardianship, support, and paternity.
New York City Family Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Family Courts in New York City.
Family Court Legal Information
View information for people going to Family Court without a lawyer, including step-by-step guides, phone and e-mail hotlines, and links to additional resources.
New York City Domestic Violence Information
View information about resources and court services for victims of domestic violence in New York City. Links are in the left column and include the Family Justice Center with links to resources, services, and court descriptions; and Victim Services with information about orders of protection and other protective services.
Guardianship and Fiduciary Information
View information for court-appointed guardians and other types of fiduciaries such as attorneys for incapacitated persons, guardians ad litem, receivers, and law guardians for children. Training resources, laws, forms, summaries of relevant cases, and a Guardian ad Litem Manual are included.
Orders of Protection
View information about Orders of Protection, which can help keep someone from harming you. Includes the difference between Supreme Court, Family Court, and criminal courts Orders of Protection, what you can do if someone violates an Order of Protection, and additional information about Domestic Violence.
Rural Legal Resources
The Rural Law Center provides self-help guides, forms, and samples geared toward low-income rural residents. Topics include going to court, service of court papers, small claims, family matters, housing, and mediation.
View information about divorce and related issues in New York, including divorce mediation, forms, county-specific information, domestic violence, answers to frequently asked questions, and a link to a video about the divorce process.
View and download publications and videos about a variety of legal topics, including alternative dispute resolution, courts, family law, housing issues, self-representation, and many others.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal information is organized by topic and includes Housing, Landlord-Tenant, Family, Child Support, Juvenile, Consumer, Probate, Individual Rights, and other legal issues. Legal resources include information about the courts and community services.
View a variety of resources for litigants in New York courts, including a Criminal Justice System Handbook, Landlord-Tenant Trial Guides, transcription and interpreting services, a Guide to Court Services, and more.
View information about going to court, the court system, how to get help, how to find the correct court, information about various legal topics, a court locator, a glossary of legal terms, a link to forms, and locations of local help centers.
Law Library Information
View locations of county law libraries, library services including an online catalog of trial court law libraries, glossaries of legal terms, and links to additional online resources.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms
A glossary of general legal and divorce terms.
Including disability and language accommodations, interpreters, and other court services.
New York Laws
Search and browse the laws of New York State: Consolidated Laws, Unconsolidated Laws, Court Acts, Senate and Assembly Rules, the Constitution of New York, and the New York City Charter and Administrative Code.
New York State Adoption Records Search
View information on searching New York State adoption records, including Adoption Information Registry forms.
Office of Court Administration
Contact information and a description of the services provided by the office. A toll-free number for court-related questions is also available.
Child Support Services
The New York State Division of Child Support Enforcement offers information and services relation to child support, including paternity establishment and enforcement of child support orders.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution provides a list of alternative dispute resolution court based programs, information about ADR, and links to private ADR organizations and other resources.
Traffic Ticket and Motor Vehicle Information
View information from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles about driver licensing, registration, insurance, and driving records. Click "TICKETS, POINTS & PENALTIES" near the middle of the menu bar for detailed information about traffic tickets, including online fine payment and pleas, points, penalties, license suspensions, parking tickets, and the Point and Insurance Reduction Program that allows some offenders to reduce points and insurance premiums by taking a classroom or online safe driving course.
Trial Court Rules
Court rules are organized by court type and title.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Brooklyn Defender Services
View information about Brooklyn Defender Services, which provides free criminal defense and Family Court services to low-income residents.
Brooklyn Lawyer Referral
Request a referral to a lawyer from the Brooklyn Bar Association, by phone or online. Referrals are free; there may be a fee for an initial consultation with a lawyer.
Brooklyn Legal Aid
Contact the Brooklyn office of The Legal Aid Society for free legal help for low-income residents.
Brooklyn Legal Services
Contact Brooklyn Legal Services for free civil legal help for low-income residents of Kings County.
Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers
View information about the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides free legal help to low-income residents with family law, consumer law, and elder law cases. A debt clinic and foreclosure intervention are also available.
South Brooklyn Legal Services
Contact South Brooklyn Legal Services for free civil legal help for low-income residents. Services include consumer law, family law, employment, foreclosure prevention, benefits, HIV, housing, and taxes.
New York Legal Assistance Group
Contact the New York Legal Assistance Group for free civil legal help for low-income residents of New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.
Legal Assistance for Women
View information about Her Justice, which provides free legal help for low-income women in New York City involved in domestic violence, divorce, child custody and visitation, child or spousal support, and immigration cases.
LGBT Lawyer Referral and Legal Assistance
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York offers a lawyer referral service by phone or e-mail, free legal clinics, and an online Legal Resource Center with links to a resource guide and various legal topics.
New York City Legal Services
View locations and types of services provided for free to low-income residents by Legal Services NYC.
New York City Legal Help
View information about MFY Legal Services, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of New York City with housing, consumer, employment, mental health, elder, foreclosure, caregiving, and public benefits issues.
New York City Lawyer Referral
Request a referral to an attorney from the New York City Bar Association online or by phone.
Rural Law Center Legal Help
View contact information for the Rural Law Center, or complete and submit an online form, to request legal assistance for low-income rural residents.
New York State Public Defenders and Family Court Parent Representatives
View a list of all Public Defender offices by county, and Family Court parent representatives, provided by the New York State Defenders Association.
New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral
Request a lawyer referral by county from the New York State Bar Association. Referral is free; there may be a fee for an initial consultation with a lawyer.
New York State Attorney Search
Search for a lawyer in New York State by name.
Information about Attorneys
Including information about Client Rights and Responsibilities, the Attorney Grievance Committee and Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution.
Find Free Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free legal services to eligible clients by location and legal issue.
View a directory of Women's Bar Association of New York members.