Uncontested Divorce


di·vorce day
pronunciation:
first working Monday of New Year/
noun
1. the first working Monday of the New Year is called “divorce day” by many family law practitioners.
Also known as “Divorce Monday”
January is often referred to as “National Divorce Month”

di·vorce
month
pronunciation:
January/
noun
1. the first Month of the Year is called “divorce month” by many family law practitioners. This is because there is are a lot of divorces filed in January.
January is often referred to as “National Divorce Month”

divorce-month-1

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Market Watch: Why January is a popular month to file for divorce

On Divorce Day: Is Your Business Protected?

Essence: Divorce Day: It’s The Worst Day Of The Year for Marriages

NY Post: Why New Yorkers are rushing to divorce before New Year’s Day

Lawyers prepare for ‘Divorce Day’ as Christmas holidays take their toll

Is January National Divorce Month? | The Huffington Post

National Divorce Day: Cool apps that can make life easier for divorced families

CNN: In January, ‘ex’ marks the spot

Lawyers brace for ‘divorce month’

January sees spike in divorce inquiries, lawyers say

January is a popular time to get divorced, therapists say

Supreme·Court
pronunciation:
/Place You Get Divorced/
noun
1. In New York State, you obtain a Divorce in the Supreme Court.  While the Family Court has jurisdiction over many family matters, you can not get a Divorce in Family Court in New York State. You must go to Supreme Court.
Where do you get divorce forms?
Many state courts provide divorce forms for free on their websites or at the courthouse! Often, the forms you buy from third parties are the exact same forms or similar to those that are provided for free!

The Supreme Court in the County with jurisdiction over the divorce matter is where you will obtain a divorce in New York.  The locations of each Supreme Court in New York State appear below, along with some contact information:

Albany County Supreme Court

50 Chapel Street
1st Floor

Albany, NY 12207

(518) 285-8989

Website

112 State Street
Suite 1212

16 Eagle Street
Albany County Courthouse
Room 128

6 Lodge Street

7 Court Street
Allegany County Courthouse

851 Grand Concourse
Bronx County Supreme Court

92 Court Street
Broome County Courthouse

303 Court Street
Cattaraugus County Courthouse

152 Genesee Street
Cayuga County Courthouse

1 North Erie Street
Chautauqua County Courthouse

203-205 Lake Street
Hazlett Building
6th Floor

5 Court Street
Chenango County Office Building
2nd Floor

137 Margaret Street
Clinton County Government Center

621 State Route 23B
Columbia County Courthouse

46 Greenbush Street
Cortland County Courthouse
Suite 301

3 Court Street
Delaware County Courthouse

10 Market Street
Dutchess County Courthouse

25 Delaware Avenue
Erie County Courthouse

92 Franklin Street
Erie County Courthouse

50 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo City Court Building

77 West Eagle Street
Eagle Street Office Building

7559 Court Street
Essex County Courthouse
P.O. Box 217

355 West Main Street
Franklin County Courthouse

223 West Main Street
Fulton County Office Building

1 West Main Street
Genesee County Courts Facility

320 Main Street
Greene County Courthouse

139 White Birch Lane
Hamilton County Office Building
P.O. Box 780

301 N. Washington Street
Herkimer County Office and Court Facility
Suite 5550

317 Washington Street
Dulles State Office Building
10th Floor

360 Adams Street
Kings County Civic Center

320 Jay Street

7660 State Street
Lewis County Courthouse

2 Court Street
Livingston County Courthouse

North Court Street
Madison County Courthouse

99 Exchange Blvd.
Hall of Justice
5th Floor
Room 545

58 Broadway
Montgomery County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1500

100 Supreme Court Drive

400 County Seat Drive
Matrimonial Center

262 Old Country Road

252 Old Country Road

71 Thomas Street

80 Centre Street

111 Centre Street

60 Centre Street
New York County Courthouse

100 Centre Street

100 Centre Street

111 Centre Street

175 Hawley Street

775 3rd Street
Angelo DelSignore Civic Office Building
P.O. Box 1710

302 N. James Street

200 Elizabeth Street
Oneida County Courthouse
4th Floor

207 Genesee Street
Utica State Office Building

401 Montgomery Street
Onondaga County Courthouse
312

333 E. Washington Street

505 South State Street
Onondaga Criminal Court Building
110

27 North Main Street
Ontario County Courthouse

285 Main Street
Orange County Government Center

1 South Main Street
Courthouse

25 East Oneida Street
Oswego County Courthouse

32 Chestnut Street
County Annex Building

197 Main Street
Otsego County Office Building

20 County Center
Putnam County Office Building

25-10 Court Square

88-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Queens County Courthouse

125-01 Queens Blvd.

80 Second Street
Rensselaer County Courthouse

26 Central Avenue
Supreme Court
1st Floor

25 Hyatt Street

26 Central Avenue
Supreme Court
2nd Floor

18 Richmond Terrace
Supreme Court
2nd Floor

1 South Main Street
Rockland County Courthouse

30 McMaster Street
Saratoga Municipal Center, Building 3

612 State Street
Schenectady County Courthouse

290 Main Street
Schoharie County Courthouse

105 9th Street
Schuyler County Courthouse
Unit 35

48 West Williams Street
Seneca County Courthouse

48 Court Street
St. Lawrence County Courthouse

3 Pulteney Square E
Steuben County Courthouse

1 Court Street

235 Griffing Avenue

210 Center Drive
Arthur Cromarty Court Complex

170 Federal Plaza
Federal Building

400 Carleton Avenue
John P. Cohalan Jr., Courthouse

3105 Veterans Memorial Highway
First Floor

414 Broadway
Lawrence H. Cooke Sullivan County Courthouse

20 Court Street
2nd Floor

320 North Tioga Street
Tompkins County Courthouse

285 Wall Street
Ulster County Courthouse

1340 State Route 9
Warren County Municipal Center

383 Broadway
Washington County Courthouse

54 Broad Street
Wayne County Hall of Justice
Room 106

111 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Westchester County Courthouse

147 North Main Street
Wyoming County Courthouse

415 Liberty Street
Yates County Courthouse

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN THESE NEW YORK DIVORCE RESOURCES:

New York Divorce Law

Free New York Divorce Forms Online

How Long Does A Divorce Take in New York?


Am I Divorced Yet

One of the biggest questions people getting divorced have is:

“AM I DIVORCED YET?!”

This is a pretty important question!  In fact, there is a great deal of confusion surrounding when someone is divorced in New York and how you find out.

The answer is simple:

In New York, when a Judge signs your Judgment of Divorce and it is entered by the Clerk, you are officially divorced!

So, that being said, how do you find out if a New York Judge has signed your Divorce Judgment?

There are a number of ways.

This page will focus on one way in particular to find out if your divorce has gone through in New York. That way is by checking the Unified Court System’s Ecourts/WebSupreme site and looking for the answer.

How to use E-Courts to find out if a Divorce Judgment has been signed:

Open up ECOURTS – “WebCivil Supreme” in a web browser. WebCivil Supreme is the New York Court system’s online appearance information system for New York Supreme Court cases.

  1. Log in as a public user. (if necessary or prompted to, otherwise skip this step).
  2. Search for your case. You can search for cases on E-Courts by Party Name, Index Number or Attorney/Firm Name. Click the type of search you want to perform.
  3. You may be prompted to enter a “CAPTCHA CODE” or have to complete some other challenge to ensure that you are not a robot. If you are a robot, you are not welcome and shame on you for being a robot. If you are a data miner, it seems you are not welcome either and should take your mining self somewhere else with all that data mining and stuff.  Once you complete the mission and possibly fight a ninja to prove yourself worthy to use the system, your search fields should show on the screen.
  4. Enter your name or index number (or other appropriate information). In Name search, remember to choose Plaintiff (if you filed the divorce), Defendant (if you got served with papers) or the “either” option. Also, it will help a whole bunch if you enter county information, especially if you have a common name.
  5. When you find your case, look at the case status.  Is it “disposed” or “active”?  If it is “disposed” there is a change that a Judgment has been signed. However, sometimes, cases that have been marked off calendar or contested cases in which the Judge orders a divorce in court on the record will show up as “disposed” but not have a judgment signed yet (after such an occurrence, the parties must file documents for the court to review, including a proposed judgment).
  6. If you do not find your case, you may be inputting your information wrong. Also, your name may have been inputted into the system wrong. Or, most likely, you have not yet had an RJI filed in your case which means your case has not been put on the calendar at any point. This may be because the case is still too new or because you have not filed the final divorce papers yet. A filed divorce which has not gone in front of a judge and has not yet filed the final divorce packet would probably not show up in this system. Needless to say, such a case is not yet going to have a judgment of divorce signed.
  7. Click the Index Number, which should be a link and should look like this: 12345/2016.
  8. A screen with case information should pop up.  One of the buttons on that screen should read “Show Appearances”. Click that button.
  9. You should see at least one appearance.  If your case has more than one appearance, you are looking through them for the following entry in the Comments field: “JUD. SGD.”  See the next step for an example (future dates are used here but the dates will have passed already):
  10. Appearance Information:
    Appearance
    Date
    Time On For Appearance
    Outcome
    Justice /
    Part
    Comments Motion
    Seq
    08/12/2018   Supreme Trial Inquest Held  JAKE S.  PAPAJOHN
    CONFERENCE PART 5
    JUD. SGD. 5/4/18
    TO CC 5/8/18
  11. If your case has an appearance with a comment field with JUD. SGD or some similar notation, Congratulations, changes are, the Judge has signed your divorce judgment and chances are it has been filed or will be filed any day/week now! You are probably divorced! It can take a couple of weeks after the Judge signs for all of the papers to be filed and get where they need to go.
  12. If you see nothing of the sort in any comment field, there is a good likelihood that the court has not yet gotten to your divorce matter or might have sent you a postcard in order to get you to correct your documents.
  13. If your papers have been signed, don’t go rushing down to the courthouse! As set forth above, it takes time for all the papers to get where they have to go. You may want to contact the county clerk in your county to ensure that the documents are ready to be picked up or copied. There may be fees associated with obtaining copies of your divorce papers (there are most likely fees).

See Also:

Frequently Asked Questions, Queens Supreme Court: How do I know if my Divorce was signed?

The Queens Supreme Court also has a good explanation of how to get divorce judgment information.


Please Note: This site is not in anyway affiliated with the New York State Unified Court System and is provided for informational purposes only. This information is being provided for free and as a courtesy and is not intended in any way to constitute legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship. Please contact your personal lawyer for legal advice or advice as to your own personal situation.

 

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Free New York Divorce Forms Online

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di·vorce forms
pronunciation:
/do it yourself/
noun
1. forms you use to file for a divorce.
Where do you get divorce forms?
Many state courts provide divorce forms for free on their websites or at the courthouse! Often, the forms you buy from third parties are the exact same forms or similar to those that are provided for free!

 

When should I use divorce forms?

If you have a lawyer, you should always consult him or her for legal advice. Often, people who have an uncontested divorce use divorce forms to file for a divorce. Many document preparation services are simply filling the forms out for you. In fact, only attorneys can give you legal advice about your divorce. If you have a contested divorce, you may want to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

find divorce forms online

Click any of the links to learn more! We will be updating this page in the future. Stay tuned!

Oregon Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the Oregon State Courts Divorce Form site 

Oregon Divorce Packets:

Packet 1A:  Summary Dissolution/Domestic Partnership
Packet 1B:  Dissolution for PETITIONERS with Children  
Packet 1C:  Dissolution for PETITIONERS without Children 
Packet 1D:  Dissolution for RESPONDENTS with Children 
Packet 1E:  Dissolution for RESPONDENTS without Children

Click here for Oregon Child Support Calculators & Oregon Child Support Guidelines



Learn more about divorce law:

What is a divorce?

What is an uncontested divorce? 

What is a contested divorce?

What is an annulment? 

What are the reasons you can get divorced?

OREGON DIVORCE HELP VIDEOS

Divorce w/Kids Orientation Part 1 – Oregon Courts 

Module 1 – Completing Confidential Information forms


Divorce w/Kids Orientation Part 2 – Oregon Courts

Finding Legal Resources

 Divorce w/Kids Orientation Part 3 – Oregon Courts

Module 3 – Completing the Petition for Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support form and related forms

 Divorce w/Kids Orientation Part 4 – Oregon Courts 

Module 4 – Completing the Summons form and the Certificate of Mailing form

 Divorce w/Kids Orientation Part 5 – Oregon Courts 

Module 5 – Completing the Certificate re Pending Child Support Proceedings and/or Existing Child Support Orders/Judgments forms

noun
1. forms you use to file for a divorce.
Where do you get divorce forms?
Many state courts provide divorce forms for free on their websites or at the courthouse! Often, the forms you buy from third parties are the exact same forms or similar to those that are provided for free!

 

When should I use divorce forms?

If you have a lawyer, you should always consult him or her for legal advice. Often, people who have an uncontested divorce use divorce forms to file for a divorce. Many document preparation services are simply filling the forms out for you. In fact, only attorneys can give you legal advice about your divorce. If you have a contested divorce, you may want to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

find divorce forms online

Click any of the links to learn more! We will be updating this page in the future. Stay tuned!

Rhode Island Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the State Courts Form site 

Rhode Island Family Court Forms 

Rhode Island Divorce Complaint



Learn more about divorce law:

What is a divorce?

What is an uncontested divorce? 

What is a contested divorce?

What is an annulment? 

What are the reasons you can get divorced?

 

di·vorce forms
pronunciation:
/do it yourself/
noun
1. forms you use to file for a divorce.
Where do you get divorce forms?
Many state courts provide divorce forms for free on their websites or at the courthouse! Often, the forms you buy from third parties are the exact same forms or similar to those that are provided for free!

 

When should I use divorce forms?

If you have a lawyer, you should always consult him or her for legal advice. Often, people who have an uncontested divorce use divorce forms to file for a divorce. Many document preparation services are simply filling the forms out for you. In fact, only attorneys can give you legal advice about your divorce. If you have a contested divorce, you may want to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

find divorce forms online

Click any of the links to learn more! We will be updating this page in the future. Stay tuned!

New York Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the State Courts Divorce Form site 

Click here to get New York State Uncontested Divorce Forms 

Click here for Uncontested Divorce Forms (with Children under 21) 

Divorce in your county

New York Court Rules for divorce cases 

New York Do It Yourself Uncontested Divorce Program

New York Contested Divorce Forms

HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOUR DIVORCE HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THE JUDGE

How long does a New York City Divorce Take? 

Where Can I get a Divorce in New York State?



Learn more about divorce law:

What is a divorce?

What is an uncontested divorce? 

What is a contested divorce?

What is an annulment? 

What are the reasons you can get divorced? 

Am I Divorced Yet?

Still confused?

New York has Help Centers that run a volunteer clinic to assist eligible people in getting an uncontested divorce:

Click here for State Help Center information

Click here for information on the Volunteer Law Clinic for Uncontested Divorces

Click here for information on the New York State Uncontested Divorce Program

Child Support in New York:

CLICK HERE FOR NEW YORK STATE CHILD SUPPORT INFORMATION
Child Support Enforcement by State
 

If you are looking to hire a New York Divorce Lawyer:

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New York, New York 10016

212-675-7955

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di·vorce forms
pronunciation:
/do it yourself/
noun
1. forms you use to file for a divorce.
Where do you get divorce forms?
Many state courts provide divorce forms for free on their websites or at the courthouse! Often, the forms you buy from third parties are the exact same forms or similar to those that are provided for free!

 

When should I use divorce forms?

If you have a lawyer, you should always consult him or her for legal advice. Often, people who have an uncontested divorce use divorce forms to file for a divorce. Many document preparation services are simply filling the forms out for you. In fact, only attorneys can give you legal advice about your divorce. If you have a contested divorce, you may want to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

find divorce forms online

Click any of the links to learn more! We will be updating this page in the future. Stay tuned!

New Mexico Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the State Courts Form site 

New Mexico District Court Domestic Relations Forms

New Mexico Pro Se Divorce Clinic Information



Learn more about divorce law:

What is a divorce?

What is an uncontested divorce? 

What is a contested divorce?

What is an annulment? 

What are the reasons you can get divorced?

 

di·vorce forms
pronunciation:
/do it yourself/
noun
1. forms you use to file for a divorce.
Where do you get divorce forms?
Many state courts provide divorce forms for free on their websites or at the courthouse! Often, the forms you buy from third parties are the exact same forms or similar to those that are provided for free!

 

When should I use divorce forms?

If you have a lawyer, you should always consult him or her for legal advice. Often, people who have an uncontested divorce use divorce forms to file for a divorce. Many document preparation services are simply filling the forms out for you. In fact, only attorneys can give you legal advice about your divorce. If you have a contested divorce, you may want to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

find divorce forms online

Click any of the links to learn more! We will be updating this page in the future. Stay tuned!

New Hampshire Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the State Courts Form site 

New Hampshire Family Court Forms



Learn more about divorce law:

What is a divorce?

What is an uncontested divorce? 

What is a contested divorce?

What is an annulment? 

What are the reasons you can get divorced?

 

di·vorce forms
pronunciation:
/do it yourself/
noun
1. forms you use to file for a divorce.
Where do you get divorce forms?
Many state courts provide divorce forms for free on their websites or at the courthouse! Often, the forms you buy from third parties are the exact same forms or similar to those that are provided for free!

 

When should I use divorce forms?

If you have a lawyer, you should always consult him or her for legal advice. Often, people who have an uncontested divorce use divorce forms to file for a divorce. Many document preparation services are simply filling the forms out for you. In fact, only attorneys can give you legal advice about your divorce. If you have a contested divorce, you may want to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

find divorce forms online

Click any of the links to learn more! We will be updating this page in the future. Stay tuned!

Nevada Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the Nevada State Courts Divorce Form site



Learn more about divorce law:

What is a divorce?

What is an uncontested divorce? 

What is a contested divorce?

What is an annulment? 

What are the reasons you can get divorced?

 

di·vorce forms
pronunciation:
/do it yourself/
noun
1. forms you use to file for a divorce.
Where do you get divorce forms?
Many state courts provide divorce forms for free on their websites or at the courthouse! Often, the forms you buy from third parties are the exact same forms or similar to those that are provided for free!

 

When should I use divorce forms?

If you have a lawyer, you should always consult him or her for legal advice. Often, people who have an uncontested divorce use divorce forms to file for a divorce. Many document preparation services are simply filling the forms out for you. In fact, only attorneys can give you legal advice about your divorce. If you have a contested divorce, you may want to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

find divorce forms online

Click any of the links to learn more! We will be updating this page in the future. Stay tuned!

Nebraska Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the State Courts Form site 

Filing for Divorce In Nebraska



Learn more about divorce law:

What is a divorce?

What is an uncontested divorce? 

What is a contested divorce?

What is an annulment? 

What are the reasons you can get divorced?