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No fault divorce - Not requesting any ancillary reliefs

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We don't (husband and wife) have no issues but not at all compatible so going for NO FAULT DIVORCE. We already settled all our monetary details again without any paper. It's been a year we still share friendship and now ready to file divorce. NO ANCILLARY RELIEF requested. We filled forms sitting together and ready to file. Do we need any settlement / opting out / stipulation paper work ? nobody is asking anything. here. We are filing ourselves without attorney

And one more thing, we already distributed losses/profits / marital property again without any formal agreement and this is why we are going with "not requesting any ancillary reliefs"

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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: 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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