NYC dad says coronavirus-shuttered Family Court failed him as mom took kids

Coronavirus-shuttered court led to child custody issue.

An unmarried Queens dad whose kids were allegedly whisked off to California by their mom against his wishes says New York’s virus-shuttered Family Court has failed him.

“I want to be heard,” said Juan Miranda, 32, who says he hasn’t seen his two sons since mid-June, after their mom abruptly bolted Astoria, relocating to California in search of work.

Closures from coronavirus have wreaked havoc in courts across the city and state, including in Family Court, which deals with domestic disputes and child custody issues.

If Miranda and his former high school sweetheart had been married and divorced, the dad could have brought his case to state Supreme Court, which started taking new cases on May 25.


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