New York

 

 

How to File for Divorce in New York


 

Step 1 - Download divorce papers for New York using one of the buttons above.

Step 2 - The spouse who decides to file for divorce must complete the forms and then file them with the Circuit Court Clerk's Office in the county where he or she resides, in addition to paying the proper filing fee. These may include:
New York Complaint of Divorce
Affidavit of Testimony in Support of Decree
Divorce Information Sheet

Step 3 - You must notify your spouse of the filing by sending him or her copies of the filed documents from Step 2 and the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony. Next, your spouse must return the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony to you so that you can deliver the forms to the clerk.
IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN -- Schedule a time to meet with your spouse to complete the forms related to your children. These may include:
Child Support Obligation Income Statement
Child Support Guidelines
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Child Support Guidelines Notice of Compliance

Step 4 - You will have to negotiate the division of your property (i.e. assets and debts) by jointly completing the Separation Agreement. Using the completed Separation Agreement, you then must complete the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce.

Step 5 - After completing the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce, the spouse who filed for divorce must file these forms. At the clerk's office, you may schedule a court hearing date if necessary. The clerks office will inform you if a hearing is necessary to complete the divorce, or if a judge will authorize your Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce. If the judge does so, the clerk will mail you the courts authorization. Whether you receive the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce in the mail or at the court hearing, you will have to file it with the clerk. This filing will complete your divorce in the state of New York.


 

District Courts in New York


 

EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
BROOKLYN
Address - 225 Cadman Plaza East Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone - (718) 613-2600
Hours - 8:30-5:00

LONG ISLAND
Address - 100 Federal Plaza Long Island, NY 11722
Phone - (631) 712-6000
Hours - 8:30-5:00

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
ALBANY
Address - 445 Broadway Room 509 Albany, NY 12207
Phone - (518) 257-2600
Hours - 9:00-4:00

AUBURN
Address - 157 Genesee St. 2nd Floor Auburn, NY 13021
Phone - (607) 773-2893
Hours - 9:00-4:00

BINGHAMTON
Address - 15 Henry St. Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone - (718) 613-2600
Hours - 8:30-5:00

FORT DRUM
Address - Lewis Avenue Fort Drum, NY 13602
Phone - (315) 234-8500
Hours - 9:00-4:00

PLATTSBURGH
Address - 14 Durkee St. Suite 360 Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone - (518) 247-4501
Hours - Office hours may Vary*

SYRACUSE
Address - 100 S. Clinton St. P.O. Box 7367 Syracuse, NY 13261
Phone - (315) 234-8500
Hours - 9:00-4:00

UTICA
Address - 10 Broad St. Utica, NY 13501
Phone - (315) 793-8151
Hours - 9:00-4:00

WATERTOWN
Address - 317 Washington St. 10th Floor Watertown, NY 13601
Phone - (315) 779-8935
Hours - 9:00-4:00

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
NEW YORK CITY
Address - 500 Pearl St. New York, NY 10007
Phone - (845) 343-1130
Hours - 8:30-5:00

MIDDLETOWN
Address - 25 South St. Middletown, NY 10940
Phone - (315) 793-8151
Hours - 8:30-5:00

WHITE PLAINS
Address - 300 Quarropas St. White Plains, NY 10601
Phone - (914) 390-4100
Hours - 8:30-5:00

WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
BUFFALO
Address - 2 Niagara Square Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone - (716) 551-1700
Hours - 9:00-5:00

ROCHESTER
Address - 100 State St. Rochester, NY 14614
Phone - (585) 613-4000
Hours - 9:00-5:00