New York State Consolidated Laws
Family Court Act
Article 9 - Part 1 - Family Court
PURPOSE AND JURISDICTION
||Support and family offense proceedings.
||No effect on marital status.
||Confidentiality of statements.
S 911. Purpose. This article is designed to implement section
thirteen-c, subdivision six, of article six of the constitution by
making available an informal conciliation procedure to those whose
marriage is in trouble.
S 912. Jurisdiction. The family court has original jurisdiction over
conciliation proceedings under this article.
S 913. Support and family offense proceedings. On its own motion and
at any time in a proceeding under this article, the court may direct the
filing of a support petition under article four or a family offense
petition under article eight of this act.
S 914. No effect on marital status. The family court in a proceeding
under this article may not issue any order affecting the marital status
of the petitioner or of the petitioner's spouse or relieving either of
any marital obligation.
S 915. Confidentiality of statements. All statements made in
proceedings under this article are confidential and shall not be
admissible in evidence in any subsequent proceeding or action.
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