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Frequently Asked Questions

Domestic Violence  

Q.  As a victim of domestic violence, how do I obtain an Order of Protection?
You may file for an Order of Protection in either Criminal Court or Family Court.  To file a petition in Family Court, you may come to 50 Market St., 2nd floor between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Petitions are taken on a first come, first served basis.

For more information contact: Family Court at (845) 486-2500 or Probation at (845) 486-2600.  See also the District Attorney's webpage on Domestic Violence.

Family Court  

Q.  How do I file for custody, visitation, support modification, or paternity?
You may come to 50 Market St., 2nd floor between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to file these petitions.  Petitions are taken on a first come, first served basis.

For more info contact: Family Court at (845) 486-2500 or Probation at (845) 486-2600.

Person in Need of Supervision (PINS)

Q.  How do I file a PINS (Person in Need of Supervision) complaint?
An appointment to file a PINS complaint against a youth under the age of 18 for incorrigibility, ungovernability or truancy may be made by calling the Probation Department at 486-2600.