Divorce cases in New York State are handled by the Supreme Court, not, as many people understandably believe, in Family Court. Family Court can, however, assist you with issues regarding Child Support, Child Custody, Child Visitation, and Spousal Support or Maintenance AFTER your divorce.
Both Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island each have their own Supreme Court and you should file your divorce case in the county of your residence. For more information on Nassau County and Suffolk County Supreme Court visit the New York State Unified Court System website at http://nycourts.gov/
For more information about Divorce on Long Island, visit this page: Divorce Lawyers Answer Questions about Long Island Divorce
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