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Supreme Court

Court Description | Filing | Motion Terms | Forms | Supreme Court - IDV Part

46 Greenbush Street, Suite 301
Cortland, NY 13045-2772
Phone: 607-753-5013
Kjordan@nycourts.gov

Regular Business Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Directions/Info

 



 

Judges' Chambers

Justice
Hon. Phillip R. Rumsey

Principal Law Clerk
Mark G. Masler, Esq.

Secretary to the Judge
Sheryl Holbrook
Phone: 607-756-3480
Fax: 212-520-6830

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer
upon entering the courthouse
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Court Clerk's Office

Chief Clerk
Karen Jordan
Phone: 607-753-5013
Fax: 646-963-6452

Court Assistant
Diana Albro
Phone: 607-753-5010

Senior Court Office Assistant
Cindy Spafford
Phone: 607-753-5020

Court Description

Supreme Court generally handles civil matters seeking monetary damages exceeding the amount of $25,000.00. It is also the only court with authority to address matrimonial matters, including separation, annulment, and divorce. While Supreme Court does have the authority to hear criminal matters involving felonies, outside of New York City area these matters are usually heard at the County Court level.


 

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Filing

All Supreme Court papers are filed in the Cortland County Clerk's Office and forwarded to the Court Clerk for submission to the Judge. The Cortland County Clerk's address is:

46 Greenbush Street, Suite 105
Cortland, NY 13045-3702
Phone: 607-753-5021.


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Justice Rumsey's Motion Terms - 2014

All Motion Terms are held at the Cortland County Courthouse at 9:30 a.m.

January 17 (submitted only), April 1, June 6, August 15, September 26, and December 19, 2014.

Cortland motions may, in some instances, be brought in Tompkins County. Please contact the Chief Clerk in Cortland.

Tompkins Motion Terms: February 14, May 2, July 18, and November 7, 2014.


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Forms

RJI Forms
Uncontested Divorce Packets
Name Change
Article 81 Guardianship Proceedings


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Supreme Court - IDV Part
(Integrated Domestic Violence)

The Cortland County integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Court is a court designed to handle
multiple related cases pertaining to a single family where the underlying issue is domestic
violence. It operates under the "one family - one judge" concept allowing a single judge to hear
a family's related cases. IDV Court can handle criminal matters (violations, misdemeanors, and
felonies), family court matters, and matrimonial matters involving the same family where there is
a domestic violence component involved. The interrelated cases are transferred by court order to
IDV Court from local Town Courts, Family Court, County Court and Supreme Court.

 

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