Arrests, convictions, and incarceration can have a direct effect on custody and visitation of children. This folder contains introductory resources for addressing these issues.
For information about custody and visitation issues for parents who are incarcerated or in residential drug treatment please visit the Children with Incarcerated Parents folder.
Custody & Visitation in New York State: The Basics (Cross-Borough Collaboration)
Custody & Visitation (LIFT)
Follow-Up Legal Action Plan - Custody/Visitation (Reentry Net)
NY Family Court Form GF-17: Petition for Custody or Visitation (NYS Office of Court Administration)