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If the two of you are cooperating you can go to the supreme court clerks office and pick up the divorce packet which has all the necessary forms and instructions on how to file.
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You can seek poor person's status - consult your local State Supreme court clerk.
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Remember that you took vows to remain together in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer and until death do you part? These are not just "moral" words; they are the words of the law as well.
If the husband has cancer, why not just wait. You can forget your differences in the interim and stay together until he passes. Then you can obtain benefits and all of his estate as his lawful wife.
In other words, why pay anything for a divorce and then have the husband die anyway? Don't you have better uses for your time and money?
If there is no property to split, then I agree with my colleagues who have already responded in that you can contact the clerk's office and pick up a divorce packet. In fact, you can even go on line at: http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/forms.shtml to obtain the forms yourself to file them. If your spouse will ultimately pass away because of the cancer, which would be a terrible thing, then you should probably wait and you will his surviving spouse for purposes of Social Security, health related and pension benefits.
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