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HOW TO EVICT IN NEW YORK CITY – NON-PAYMENT PROCEEDINGS

The Housing Court hears and decides disputes between residential landlords and tenants in New York City. These cases include summary nonpayment and holdover proceedings, proceedings to enforce housing maintenance standards, and harassment cases. 

The Housing Court is separated into Parts. A Housing Judge presides in each Part. There is a special part, called the HP Part, that hears only cases brought by tenants or by New York City to enforce laws requiring repairs in residential buildings. All other cases are first assigned to a Resolution Part. Visit the Resolution Part page to learn more about what happens in a Resolution Part. If the case cannot be resolved between the parties and if it is ready for a trial, it is assigned to a Trial Part. The judge in the Trial Part will listen to all the evidence and decide the case. 

HOW TO FILE FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN NEW YORK STATE

Under New York State law, both parents must financially support their child until the child turns 21 years old. Child support also includes providing health insurance coverage until the child turns 21 years old.

If the child is under 21 and married, self-supporting, or in the military then the child is emancipated and the parents don’t have to support the child.

 About Child Support

In general, the custodial parent can get child support from the other parent, the non-custodial parent. The custodial parent is the parent who has physical custody of the child. This means that the child lives with this parent most of the time.

  • If the two parents were never married to each other, there must be an Acknowledgment of Paternity or Order of Filiation to establish paternity.
  • The custodial parent can get child support even if that parent can support the child on their own.
  • Even if the two parents are living together with the child, one parent can get a child support order if the other parent refuses to help pay for the child’s bills.

HOW TO FILE A LAWSUIT WITHOUT AND ATTORNEY

Drafting the Complaint

You start a lawsuit by filing a complaint. In some circumstances, you file a petition or a motion.

The court has several complaint forms that you may use in drafting your complaint. The forms are available online and at the Pro Se Intake Unit. You may also write your own complaint without using a court form. 

All complaints must be in English on 8-1/2” x 11” paper and include:

  1. a caption with the court’s name,
  2. the title “COMPLAINT” next to the caption,
  3. a statement of jurisdiction,
  4. claims in numbered paragraphs, each limited as far as practicable to a single set of facts,
  5. the relief sought,
  6. the words “JURY TRIAL DEMANDED” if you want the case decided by a jury at trial,
  7. your signature, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

NOTICE TO THE BAR – NEW JERSEY

FAMILY COURT SERVICE

 

COVID-19- SECOND OMNIBUS ORDER ON COURT OPERATIONS AND LEGAL PRACTICE MORE OPERATIONS TO BE CONDUCTED REMOTELY; LIMITED DISCOVERY EXTENSIONS AND TOLLING PERIODS

The New Jersey courts are committed to continuing court operations during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency. To that end, the Supreme Court today announced the next phase of remote court operations and legal practice. A copy of the Court’s April 24, 2020 Second Omnibus Order is attached.

Most Court Operations Are Continuing Remotely

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most court operations have continued remotely in all levels of the court system. Since transitioning to virtual operations, the courts have conducted more than 12,000 remote court events involving more than 80,000 participants.

Since the Court’s March 27, 2020 Omnibus Order, involuntary civil commitment hearings have resumed using video conferencing. As of April 27, 2020, civil arbitration sessions and matrimonial early settlement panels also will resume using phone and video options. Efforts to resolve matters in Landlord/Tenant (LT), Special Civil (DC), and Small Claims (SC) cases will continue even while trials in those matters are suspended.

More Court Matters Will Resume in the Coming Weeks

The Court’s Order lifts the suspension of Municipal Court sessions. As of April 27, 2020, remote proceedings in the Municipal Courts may be conducted with the consent of all parties.     Effective May 11 ,2020 ,with appropriate notice to the parties, Municipal Court sessions can resume in individual Municipal Courts. Sessions may only proceed by video or phone. Municipal Court sessions will resume to the extent possible based on facilities, technology, and other resources.

As of May 11, 2020, attorney disciplinary matters and fee arbitrations also will resume using remote options to the extent possible considering resources and complexity.

Most Extensions of Discovery Deadlines and Tolling of Time Periods Will End as of May 10,2020

Based on the demonstrated increased ability of the courts to handle matters remotely, combined with the new electronic filing options available to attorneys and self- represented litigants, legal practice generally can continue consistent with regular timeframes. To that end, most discovery deadlines in Civil and Family matters generally are extended through May 10, 2020, with lengthier extensions only in specific areas.

 

New York State Unified Court System Press Release April 13, 2020

 

New York State Unified Court System

Hon. Lawrence K. Marks Chief Administrative Judge

Contact:
Lucian Chalfen,
Public Information Director Arlene Hackel, Deputy Director (212) 428-2500

www.nycourts.gov/press

Date: April 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

Virtual Courts Expanded Beyond the Limited Category of Essential and Emergency Matters
Courts Begin Hearing Pending Matters; Ban on New Filings Still in Effect

NEW YORKA week since the statewide rollout of virtual court operations−allowing essential and emergency proceedings, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, to be conducted remotely by Skype or teleconference−Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks today announced that this temporary “virtual court” model is being expanded beyond the limited category of essential and emergency matters. (For list of essential/emergency proceedings, see Administrative Order 78/20 athttps://www.nycourts.gov/whatsnew/pdf/AO-78-2020.pdf.)

Over the past two weeks, the New York State Courts’ trial court efforts have centered on arraignments, bail applications, orders of protection and other essential and emergency criminal, family and civil matters. Following a successful transition to a virtual court system for the handling of essential and emergency matters statewide, the court system is extending its focus to include pending tort, asbestos, commercial, matrimonial, trusts and estates, felony, family and other cases, which make up the vast bulk of trial court caseloads. The existing ban on the filing of new non-essentialmatters will remain in effect.

VAULED CUSTOMERS – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE MARCH 23, 2020

My name is Brian B. Ricks, President of Undisputed Legal Inc., a process serving agency with offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  At Undisputed Legal Inc., we provide service of process to Federal, State and City organizations, law firms, solo partitioners and the general public.  

On Friday, March 20, 2020 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a formal order requiring all non-essential workers to stay home from work to prevent and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  This order goes into effect on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00. PM.

While our physical locations in New York will be closed, our process serving agency is fully functioning. Our staff are well equipped to remotely serve without disruption.  It is our understanding that emergency applications are still being filed and there is going to be a need to serve said orders.  Undisputed Legal is here to serve the court and community.  We have process servers in all boroughs ready to serve.

For more information on our services visit www.undisputedlegal.com or call (800) 774-6922, representatives are ready to assist you.  Open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm

CONRONAVIRUS AND THE NEW YORK STATE COURTS

Inside New York City, most courthouses remain open at this time – although a number of steps have been taken to reduce traffic inside those courthouses for health reasons. Outside New York City, all court operations have been localized in a single court in each county. (List of Localized Courts and Locations). Judges and staff in all these courts are performing “essential functions” – court functions that cannot be postponed without serious consequences to the parties involved.

Essential functions in various courts include, but are not limited to, the following:

Supreme Court: Mental hygiene applications, civil commitments and guardianships, and others as the court may allow.

Family Court: Child protection proceedings, juvenile delinquency proceedings, family offenses and emergency support orders, and other as the court may allow.

Housing matters: Essential applications such as landlord lockouts, serious coded violations, and repair orders, and others as the court may allow.

New York City Criminal Court/City Courts: Criminal arraignments, requests for orders of protection, driver’s license suspension lifts and emergency applications, and others as the court may allow.

All courts: Judges may determine that other individual matters are “essential.”

Please note:

Jury trials in progress in civil and criminal cases shall continue. However, no new trials will be started until further notice.

Special parts – including motion parts, PC parts, compliance parts and others – have been suspended.

Residential evictions, court-ordered auctions, and residential foreclosure proceedings have been suspended.

Rescheduling: Parties will be advised of rescheduled Court dates when normal court business resumes.

COVID-19 Business Continuity and Crisis Management

COVID-19 Business Continuity and Crisis Management

 

We want you to know that we consider the success of our customers to be paramount to what we do at Undisputed Legal Inc. At this time, we do not foresee any impact on the services we provide (Process Service, Court Service, Eviction Service & Nationwide Skip Trace Service) due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).    

 

We are diligently working to provide services and operate without interruption.  Undisputed legal’s operations are located in New York City, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester & Connecticut – providing us with global servicing capabilities. Nevertheless, we are carefully monitoring and communicating with our employees and business partners.   

 

We are certain that many of you are evaluating and making preparations for potential disruptions caused by COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation and share relevant updates with you as warranted.  Please feel free to contact us at info@undisputedlegal.com or visit us online at www.undisputedlegal.com with any questions.
Sincerely, 
Undisputed Legal Inc.

TENANT RIGHTS IN FORECLOSURE CASES

When the plaintiff starts a foreclosure case against the owner of your home, the law says that the plaintiff must tell the tenants within 10 days. You may find out about the case by seeing a notice posted on the door to your building or the plaintiff may give you a copy of the foreclosure Summons and Complaint. Do not worry if your name is on the papers. This does not mean that you have to move out. Many things can happen:

  • The owner may settle the case and keep the property
  • The bank may not be able to prove its case
  • The case may take a very long time, often even a year, and you may move before it is over
  • The new owner may want to keep you as a tenant
  • You may have the right to stay anyway

Coronavirus Disease 2019- What You Need To Know!

Background

There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS and MERS, spread from person-to-person with these viruses happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. On the other hand, transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.