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Clifton, New York was founded by miners in the 1860’s who came to work in the newly established iron factory. Located in St. Lawrence, New York on the outskirts of Adirondack Park, this scenic village is home to about 800 people.
In Clifton, litigants will usually begin their criminal or civil cases in St. Lawrence County Court which is located at 48 Court Street, Canton, NY. The amount of damages being alleged and the type of case (personal injury, breach of contract, felony, etc.) also controls.
Clifton family law cases are usually handled by the 4th Judicial District's Family Law Division, while probate cases are heard in the 4th Judicial District's Surrogate Court. Both the family law and surrogate courts are housed within the St. Lawrence County Court. However, some cases could alternatively be brought in Town or City court.
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