New York Consolidated Laws, Family Court Act - FCT § 1013. Jurisdiction




(a) The family court has exclusive original jurisdiction over proceedings under this article alleging the abuse or neglect of a child.

(b) For the protection of children, the family court has jurisdiction over proceedings under this article notwithstanding the fact that a criminal court also has or may be exercising jurisdiction over the facts alleged in the petition or complaint.

(c) In determining the jurisdiction of the court under this article, the age of the child at the time the proceedings are initiated is controlling.

(d) In determining the jurisdiction of the court under this article, the child need not be currently in the care or custody of the respondent if the court otherwise has jurisdiction over the matter.





Read this complete New York Consolidated Laws, Family Court Act - FCT § 1013. Jurisdiction on Westlaw

FindLaw Codes are provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the industry-leading online legal research system. For more detailed codes research information, including annotations and citations, please visit Westlaw.

FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.