Gf 17 Form Details

If you are considering filing for a modification to your New York divorce order, you will need to complete and submit the Petition for Modification NY GF 17 form. This article will provide you with all the information you need to know about completing this form, including what information is required and where to file it.

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FCA §§ 467, 549, 651, 652,654; DRL §§75-l, 2401

General Form 17

 

(Petition-Custody, Visitation)

 

10/2012

FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

 

COUNTY OF

 

.....................................................................................

 

In The Matter of a Proceeding for

 

Custody Visitation under Article 4 5 6

 

of the Family Court Act or Section 240

 

of the Domestic Relations Law

 

Petitioner

Docket No.

Relationship to child:

PETITION

 

CUSTODY VISITATION

-against-

 

Respondent

 

Relationship to child:

 

.......................................................................................

 

TO THE FAMILY COURT:

 

The Petitioner respectfully alleges upon information and belief

that:

1.The name, gender, current address and date of birth of each child who is the subject of this proceeding are as follows [specify address or indicate if ordered to be kept confidential pursuant to Family Court Act §154-b(2) or Domestic Relations Law §254]:

Name

Gender Date of Birth

Current Address

Name of Person

 

 

 

with Whom Child Resides

2. a. Petitioner,, [check applicable box]: resides is located at [specify address or indicate if ordered to be kept confidential pursuant to Family Court Act §154-b(2) or Domestic Relations Law §254]:

 

b. Petitioner is [specify relationship to child; if foster parent, agency,

institution or other

relationship,

so state]:

 

 

3.

a. Respondent ,

, [check applicable box]: resides

is located at [specify

address or indicate if ordered to be confidential, pursuant to Family Court Act §154-b(2) or Domestic

Relations Law §254]:

 

 

 

b. Respondent is [specify relationship to child; if foster parent, agency, institution or other

relationship,

so state]:

 

 

4.[DELETE if inapplicable and SKIP to ¶5] (Upon information and belief) For any child listed

1Note: If a custody or visitation proceeding is pending in, or an order of custody or visitation has been issued by, a court outside of the State of New York, including a Native-American tribunal, the custody/visitation petition for proceedings under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, Form UCCJEA-1 should be utilized instead of this form. If a prior order of custody or visitation had been entered by a Court of this State, the petition for modification or enforcement, General Forms 40 or 41, should be used instead of this form.

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in ¶(1) above who resided at the current address and/or with the current person for two years or less, specify where and with whom the child lived during the two years prior to that time [specify address or indicate if ordered to be kept confidential pursuant to Family Court Act §154-b(2) or Domestic Relations Law §254]:

Name of Child

Child’s Address

Duration

Name of Person

Current Address

 

 

(from/to)

With Whom Child

of the Person With

 

 

 

Resided

Whom Child Resided

5.[Applicable when Petitioner and/or Respondent is on active military duty or has recently returned from active military service; check box(es) if applicable, or if not, SKIP to Paragraph 6]:

a. Petitioner is on active duty, deployed or temporarily assigned to military service as follows [specify type of service, military branch or National Guard unit, anticipated dates and location of duty and how duty is likely to affect custody or visitation, if at all]:2

Petitioner returned from active duty, deployment or temporary assignment to military service as follows [specify date of return, type of service, military branch or National Guard unit and how return from duty is likely to affect custody or visitation, if at all]:

bRespondent is on active duty, deployed or temporarily assigned to military service as follows [specify type of service, military branch or National Guard unit and how return from duty is likely to affect custody or visitation, if at all]:3

Respondent returned from active duty, deployment or temporary assignment to military service as follows [specify date of return, type of service, military branch or National Guard unit, anticipated dates and location of duty and how duty is likely to affect custody or visitation, if at all]:

6.[Delete if inapplicable and SKIP to Paragraph 4]:

County, State of, referring the issue of Court of the State of New York in and for the County of [specify]:

An order was issued by

Court,

custody visitation

to the Family

7.[Check applicable box(es). Delete inapplicable provisions]:

a. The father of the child(ren) who (is)(are) the subject(s) of this proceeding is [specify]:

The father was married to the child(ren)’s mother at the time of the conception or birth.

An order of filiation was made on [specify date and court and attach true copy]:

An acknowledgment of paternity was signed on [specify date]:

by

[specify who signed and attach a true copy]:

 

The father is deceased.

b. The father of the child(ren) who (is)(are) the subject(s) of this proceeding has not been legally established.

2 Inapplicable if Petitioner is based at a permanent duty station or has had a permanent reassignment of station.

3Inapplicable if Respondent is based at a permanent duty station or has had a permanent reassignment of station.

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c. A paternity agreement or compromise, pursuant to former Family Court Act §516,4 was approved by

the Family Court of

County on

,

, concerning [name parties to

agreement or compromise

and child(ren)]:

 

 

A true copy of the agreement or compromise is attached to this petition.

 

8.[Applicable to cases in which either parent is not a party; if not applicable, SKIP to Paragraph 9]: The name and address of a parent or parents who are not parties to this proceeding are: [specify; indicate if deceased or if address(es) ordered to be kept confidential pursuant to Family Court Act §154-b(2) or Domestic Relations Law §254]:

9.[Delete if inapplicable and SKIP to Paragraph 10]: Petitioner has participated as a party

witness other capacity [specify]:

in other litigation concerning the custody of

the same children in New York State

Other jurisdiction [specify]:5

 

 

If so, specify type of case, type of participation, court, location and status of case.

 

10. a. A custody or visitation proceeding concerning the same child(ren)

is

is not pending in

New York State. [If pending, give court docket number and status of case]:

 

 

b. A custody or visitation proceeding concerning the same child(ren)

is

is not pending in

a jurisdiction outside New York State. [If pending, specify where, court docket number and status of case]:

11.[Delete if inapplicable and SKIP to Paragraph 12]: The custody or visitation of the child(ren) has been agreed upon in the following custody, separation or guardianship agreement, dated [specify, and attach copy]:

12.[Delete if inapplicable and SKIP to Paragraph 13]:

a. Petitioner

Respondent obtained custody of the child(ren) on [specify date]:

, as follows:

b. Petitioner

Respondent obtained visitation with the child(ren) on [specify date]:

,as follows:

13.It would be in the best interests of the child(ren) for Petitioner to have custody visitation for the following reasons [specify]:

14.[Delete if inapplicable and SKIP to Paragraph 15]:

a. An Order of Protection or Temporary Order of Protection was issued [check applicable

box(es]: against Respondent against me in the following criminal, matrimonial and/or Family Court

4The agreement or compromise must have been signed prior to the repeal of FCA §516 on May 19, 2009.

5If litigation occurred in Native-American tribunal, so indicate.

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proceeding(s) [specify the court, docket or index number, date of order, next court date and status of case, if available]:

The Order of Protection Temporary Order of Protection expired or will expire on [specify date ]:

b. Petitioner requests a Temporary Order of Protection pursuant to Family Court Act §655 because [specify]:

15.[Applicable where one or more parties are not parents of the child(ren); DELETE IF

INAPPLICABLE and SKIP to Paragraph 16]]: The subject child(ren) are are not Native- American child(ren) who may be subject to the Indian Child Welfare Act (25 U.S.C. §§ 1901-1963).

16.[Applicable where a child abuse, child neglect or destitute child petition and/or a permanency hearing report has been filed regarding the child(ren) and in which petitioner is a relative or other non-parent or a parent who is not a respondent; DELETE IF INAPPLICABLE and SKIP to Paragraph 17]:

a. A child protective petition, Docket # [specify]:

, was filed in Family

Court, [specify county]:

on [specify date]:

alleging that [specify names of

respondents on that petition]:

 

 

neglected or abused the above-named child(ren). The petition resulted in [specify whether finding was made and, if so, the disposition; if the disposition has been adjourned pending a consolidated hearing with this petition, pursuant to F.C.A. §1055-b, so indicate and give next court date]:

b. A destitute child petition, Docket # [specify]:

, was filed in Family Court,

[specify county]:

on [specify date]:

. The petition resulted in [specify

whether finding was made and, if so, the disposition; if the disposition has been adjourned pending a consolidated hearing with this petition, pursuant to F.C.A. §1096, so indicate and give next court date]:

c. A permanency report, Docket # [specify]:

, pursuant to Article 10-A of

the Family Court Act, was filed in Family Court, [specify county]:

on [specify date]:

indicating a permanency plan of custody of the child(ren) with Petitioner in this proceeding. The

permanency hearing was adjourned to [specify date]:

pending a consolidated hearing with this

petition, pursuant to F.C.A. §1089-a.

 

d. The child’s birth mother has has not consented to the award of custody to the Petitioner. If not, the following extraordinary circumstances support Petitioner’s standing to seek custody of the child(ren) [specify]:

e. The child’s legally-established birth father has has not consented to the award of custody to the Petitioner. If not, the following extraordinary circumstances support Petitioner’s standing to seek custody of the child(ren) [specify]:

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f. The child has been living with the following foster parent(s)[specify]:

since [specify date]: The foster parent(s) has/have has/have not consented to the award of custody to the Petitioner. [If unaware whether they have consented, so state]:

g. The local department of social services [specify]:in the related child abuse or neglect destitute child permanency proceeding has has not consented to the award of custody to the Petitioner. [If unaware whether they have consented, so state]:

g. The attorney for the child(ren) [specify]:

in the related

child abuse or neglect permanency proceeding has has not

consented to the award of custody

to the Petitioner. [If unaware whether they have consented, so state]:

 

17.No previous application has been made in any court, including a Native-American tribunal, or to any judge for the relief herein requested, (except:

WHEREFORE, Petitioner requests an order awarding custody visitation of the child(ren) to the Petitioner and for such other and further relief as the Court may determine.

Dated:

____________________________

Petitioner

____________________________

Print or type name

____________________________

Signature of Attorney, if any

____________________________

Attorney’s Name (Print or Type)

____________________________

____________________________

Attorney’s Address and Telephone Number

 

VERIFICATION

STATE OF NEW YORK

)

 

:ss:

COUNTY OF

)

being duly sworn, says that (s)he is the Petitioner in the above-named proceeding and that the foregoing petition is true to (his)(her) own knowledge, except as to matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief and as to those matters (s)he believes it to be true.

__________________________

Petitioner

Sworn to before me this day of

(Deputy) Clerk of the Court

General Form 17 Page 6

Notary Public

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