CoVID-19 effect on your case

The Long Island courts are doing their part to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, by moving all court operations to Skype, this means virtual court.

The Courts are now hearing "priority" and "non-priority" cases via Skype. To get more details about what this means please refer to the Administrative Order set forth by TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NASSAU COUNTY.

With regards to Family court, here are some answers to your questions:


Do I still get my parenting time? It depends.  If you are able to see your child will depend on whether the custodial parent will allow the visit.  However, you can ask the court to order alternate means for you to have contact with your child such as Skype or FaceTime.  After the quarantine ends, you can petition the court to get makeup parenting time.  If the custodial parent is unreasonably denying you access to your child then you may want to consider petitioning the court for a modification of custody.  

Unemployed due to Corona Virus, what happens to child support? Generally, New York law states that a temporary change in economic circumstance does not qualify for a change in child support obligation of the payor.  But Family Court is a court of equity, and may take into consideration the fact that many offices and business throughout the state have been shut down at no fault of the payor.  

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