I have an index # and need an attorney to review and file my paperwork. How much would that cost?

Asked almost 2 years ago - New York, NY

My husband and I have agreed to an uncontested divorce. It is amicable and there is no dispute over property or anything financial. My father, an attorney in FL, has filled out everything I need. I just don't want the hassle of the filing at the court house. I did that to obtain my index # and would rather not have to do that again.

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  1. Morghan L Richardson


    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . Use the find a lawyer function on Avvo to locate a lawyer. Otherwise, I suggest going to the matrimonial clerk to ask questions or court help - you have made it this far!

  2. Howard A. Schwartz

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . It depends on the paperwork which has been prepared. If it is all perfect you can do it on your own. Matrimonial attorneys charge by the hour so it is difficult to guess. Most attorneys would need to review the paperwork before giving a price. You can check with support services that do filing and service to see if they would be interested. Good luck.

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  3. Marco Emanuele Fava

    Contributor Level 5


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    Answered . Call me to discuss. I would be able to quote you a flat rate. 914-723-1700.

  4. Jeffrey B. Peltz


    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . The matrimonial clerk should be able to tell you if your papers are in order. This won't cost you anything. If you prefer, I'll be glad to take a look at it and not charge you a fee.

  5. Byron A. Divins Jr.


    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . If the paper work is already completed, I'd recommend simply submitting to the clerk. If there are any problems, they will inform you and you could probably remedy any defects quickly. Check your local bar association, they may have attorneys who will look over your paperwork for you at no charge.

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Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.

Uncontested divorce

An uncontested divorce is one in which spouses agree on relevant issues such as division of property, child custody/support, and alimony.

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