Many New York divorce lawyers will
tell you that in the rough and tumble world of New York courts, the Family Courts are among the roughest. Unlike the Supreme Courts (equivalent to
"superior" courts in other states), which decide divorce cases, the Family
Courts are where unmarried (and oftentimes indigent) parents try to get their
child support, custody, and other family law disputes resolved. I use the word "try" because the Family
Courts do not always carry out their statutory responsibilities.