You can use my website at www.NYDivorceNow.com. You will be retaining an attorney for this process, which protects you. However, our fees for using this website are very modest.
No, you do not. You just have to file the Summons/Complaint. Have the other party sign an acknowledgement of service and waiver of appearance and get the divorce granted based on a default. Good luck.
Instructions are online at the court's website: http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/pdfs/Divorce-Packet-Instructions.pdf. Generally if there are neither children nor property or assets involved, and neither party is requesting alimony (e.g., maintenance), then you do not nee a full settlement agreement drafted. That said, you're encouraged to schedule a consultation with a NYC Divorce attorney for a full assessment.
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If you feel comfortable in doing the papers, feel free to got to the OCA site and get the forms. You might consider a consultation with an attorney to explain things first.
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