If you were served with a summons to appear in a New York state Family Court, but you live out of state or you cannot get to court on the appearance date on that summons, it is important that you contact the family court where the matter is scheduled to be held. You should, if you cannot attend, submit in writing to the court your explanation for why you cannot attend. In many cases, if you reside out of state or are a considerable distance away you can fill out a form, which is a request to appear telephonically in the appearance. However, you must provide written notice to the court.
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