InMotion holds free walk-in legal clinics in the Bronx and Queens. If you have questions about divorce, child or spousal support, domestic violence, orders of protection or child custody and visitation—or if you are a victim of domestic violence with immigration questions—you can visit one of our walk-in clinics for free information and legal advice.
Se habla español.
All inMotion offices and walk-in clinics are bilingual and are run by Spanish and English-speaking legal staff and volunteers.
New York City Family Justice Center, Queens
Monday walk-in hours
Woman living in Queens who seek legal advice or representation can walk into the New York City Family Justice Center in Kew Gardens, Queens on Mondays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
- On Mondays, women are seen by inMotion staff on a first-come, first-served basis
- We see a maximum of five people during Monday walk-in hours
|Individuals seeking assistance at the Queens Family Justice Center are first screened and offered a diverse range of support services. Immediate by-phone interpretation for non-English speakers is available.
Thursday intake appointments
InMotion also does intake on Thursdays, by pre-scheduled appointment, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Women can walk in to the New York City Family Justice Center Monday–Friday, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, to set up a Thursday appointment with inMotion.
For more information about services available at our Queens office.
What to expect
When you arrive at a clinic, you will be greeted by a bilingual staff member or volunteer and be asked to sign-in.
You will first meet with a bilingual staff member or volunteer who will ask you detailed questions about yourself, your family and your situation (called intake). This intake interview will take about 30 minutes. All personal information shared with inMotion is confidential.
It is important that you provide us with a safe contact telephone number or way to reach you. Our legal staff will not call you or leave a voice message unless you have said it is safe to do so.
Help us help you
Information that we will need to help you:
- Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other identifying information—for yourself, your children, your spouse and/or the father of your children
- Addresses—for yourself, your children, your spouse and/or the father of your children
- Employment information—for yourself and your spouse and/or the father of your children
- Dates and descriptions of any domestic violence you have experienced, including police reports
- Details about your court case(s), including any court papers you have filed or served, and any court orders you have received. Have your legal papers in front of you when you call.
- Proof of income—for yourself from your most recent pay stub or your budget letter if you are on public assistance
Please bring copies of:
- All court documents, including any court papers you have filed or served, and any court orders you have received
- Your most recent pay stub or your budget letter if you are on public assistance
- Police reports about domestic violence
- If immigration status is part of your case, any documents you have received from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Meet with an inMotion staff attorney
After your intake interview, you will meet with an inMotion staff attorney who will review your information and assess your case based on:
The attorney will let you know if, or how, inMotion can help you. We may be able to help you get a lawyer or give you advice on how to represent yourself.
Not able to come to a clinic?
If you are unable to attend one of our scheduled walk-in clinics, call our Bronx or Manhattan office. Learn more.
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