WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
Legal Information: New York
Laws current as of May 8, 2020
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.
© 2008–2019 WomensLaw.org is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Inc. All rights reserved. This website is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). NNEDV is a 501©(3) non-profit organization; EIN 52-1973408.