He can sign papers in another state as long as they are notarized. He can accept service in written form. Your attorney will walk you through it or you can deal with it pro ae. Good luck.
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If you mean can you serve him with the summons and complaint for divorce by the mail the answer is YES if he accepts. See CPLR section 312-a for the form and procedure.
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He can sign a consent and waiver to the divorce in another state. The Consent must be in proper form and notarized. If you have unresolved issues such as joint property, debt, custody or support, you will still need to resolve those as well. That too can be done by a signed settlement agreement. If he is signing that out of NY state it needs to bear a full out of state notary, which is different from New York. Be sure to get the advice of counsel.
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