How can I file for divorce myself?

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How can I file for divorce myself?

Asked on August 12, 2011 New York

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Many states have pre-printed forms for the filing of a petition for dissolution. Some are online. New York has such forms. You print out the summons and the petition for dissolution.

You carefully read the form and check the required boxes, fill in the needed information, date and sign the documents. You go to the court clerk and pay the filing fee for the dissolution with the original and several copies. You will receive endorsed filed copies from the court clerk who keeps the original documents after a case number is assigned to the action.

You then have a third party over 18 years of age personally serve the spouse with the paperwork to get the dissolution process moving.

The local bar association may have a clinic on dissolution proceedings to assist people like you.

Good luck.

 


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