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Family Court

AN ACT to establish a family court for the state of New York to

implement article six of the constitution of the state of New

York, approved by the people on the seventh day of November,

nineteen hundred sixty-one

Became a law April 24, 1962, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed, by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:
Article 1. Family court established.

2. Administration, medical examinations, law guardians,

auxiliary services.

3. Juvenile Delinquency.

4. Support proceedings.

5. Paternity proceedings.

5-A. Special provisions relating to enforcement of support and

establishment of paternity.

5-B. Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.

5-C. Judgments of parentage of children conceived through

assisted reproduction or pursuant to surrogacy


6. Permanent termination of parental rights, adoption,

guardianship and custody.

7. Proceedings concerning whether a person is in need of


8. Family offenses proceedings.

9. Conciliation proceedings.

10. Child protective proceedings.

10-A. Permanency hearings for children placed out of their homes.

10-B. Former foster care youth re-entry proceedings.

10-C. Destitute children.

11. Appeals.

12. Separability.