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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources (2)+

  • Family Court Updates (Video)

    This is a video and fact sheet with information about Legal Services and Family Courts in New York's Ninth Judicial District (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester) during the COVID-19 Crisis. Read More

    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
  • What to know if you have a family court issue & live in Sullivan & Ulster Counties

    This is a video about how the family court in Sullivan and Ulster counties are operating during the public health emergency. It is important to note in the description that the video is current as of May 22nd and that as the situation improves, there may be additional updates about operating status. Content Detail

    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

What is a guardian? (1)+

  • Guardianship

    Guardianship is a legal arrangement where a court gives a person the legal right to make decisions for another person who is unable to make decisions for themselves. Depending on the type of guardianship asked for and the person over whom guardianship is requested, the case is handled by the the Family Court, the Supreme Court or the Surrogate's Court. Learn about the basics of guardianship. Content Detail


I want to appoint a guardian for my child (1)+

I am planning a funeral (1)+

I need an interpreter (1)+

I want guardianship of my grandchild or other relative (1)+


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