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Legal Information: New York

New York Custody

Laws current as of
May 8, 2020

Custody

WomensLaw.org strongly recommends that you get help from an organization in your area before proceeding with court action. Go to our NY Places that Help page for a listing of organizations and legal services in New York. In our general Custody page, we have information about custody that is not specific to any state. The page includes a section about how to try to transfer your custody case to a new state where you are living so that you can modify the custody order from your new state.