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Handling Family Offense Proceedings in NYS: From Intake to Fact-Finding

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Produced on October 30, 2020

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Course Information

Time 50m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Criminal Family & Matrimonial

Course Description

This program will cover the nuts and bolts of an NYS Family Court Family Offense case, from the moment of doing client intake, through requesting through interim orders and ending with the final fact-finding hearing at which you will have to prove your client’s case to secure a final order of protection.

This program will benefit Family Law practitioners in New York State.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the appropriate cases in which Family Offense petitions can be filed
  2. Develop necessary skills to prepare a compelling petition and enable your client to secure a temporary order of protection at the first appearance
  3. Discover what documents and evidence are vital to secure before the fact-finding hearing
  4. Use proven trial techniques to maximize your client’s chances of securing a final order of protection after fact-finding

Credit Information

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Philip Katz

Fink & Katz


Philip Katz advises clients on complex family law and immigration matters, and serves as trial attorney representing adults and children in these areas. Mr. Katz has been a partner at Fink & Katz from 1998 until present. He is fluent in both the English and Japanese languages.

In addition to his private client work, Mr. Katz is a member of the Assigned Counsel Plan for the Appellate Division, First Department in the County of New York, as well as certified under Part 36 to represent children in Family Court and Supreme Court Proceedings.


  • Partner, Fink & Katz (1998-Present)
  • Certified Member, Part 36 Judicial Appointee Certified (2014-Present)
  • Panel Member, Assigned Counsel Plan, Family Court, NYC Appellate Division, 1st Dept. (2012 – Present)
  • Represent parents and children in divorce actions

Selected Professional Trainings

  • NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (2012)
  • AFCC Resorting to Plan B: An In-Depth Look at Supervised Visitation Panel Member (2013)
  • AFCC Annual Conference: Navigating the Waters of Shared Parenting (2014)
  • AFCC/NYWBA Shared Parenting & Young Children: The Conundrum (2014)
  • Families Matter: Enhancing Parental Representation in NYS: (2015)
  • NYWBA Talking to Children in Custody Cases: (2016)
  • PLI Hot Topics in Child Custody and Guardianship for NY Practitioners Panel Chair (May 2016)

Memberships / Committees

  • NY County Family Court Assigned Counsel Panel, Member
  • NY County Family Court Assigned Counsel Assn, President
  • NYC Bar Assn Matrimonial Law Committee, Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • NY County Women’s Bar Association
  • NY County Family Court CVO Advisory Committee
  • New York County Statewide System Reform Program Committee

Accreditations / Certifications / Bar Admissions

  • NYS Bar, Appellate Division, 2nd Dept. (1997)
  • Eastern & Southern Districts of New York, Admitted (1997 & 1999)


  • Bi-Lingual, Fluent in English and Japanese



Adam L.

Very nice overview.

Henry S. S.

An excellent presentation. Thank you very much!

Kenneth H.

Great introduction to this area.

Evan S.

Great program and presenter

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