New York Correction Law
Who May Apply
A petition for such an appointment may be presented by either of the following persons:
1. A creditor of the prisoner.
2. The prisoners husband, wife, or child.
3. One or more of his next of kin, or, where he owns real property, of his heirs presumptive.
4. A relative whom he is bound to support.
5. Any relative or other person, in behalf of his infant child or children.