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”

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

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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

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How Long Does A Divorce Take in New York?


How Long Does A Divorce Take In New York?

Answer: At least Six Months

There is no direct answer.  How long a divorce will take depends on a number of factors.  Those factors include the following:

  • Contested Divorce vs. Uncontested Divorce: A contested divorce will take a lot longer than an uncontested divorce. This is because if you have a contested divorce, you have to work out the details of the divorce before you can get a court to divorce you.
  • County the Divorce Occurs In: The time it takes to get a divorce differs from County to County.  For example, it can take six months to a year to get a divorce in New York City once your documents are filed. 
  • Children:  If you have children, a divorce might take longer. This is because you have to arrive at custody and child support arrangements.

This list is not exhaustive.  How long a divorce takes really depends on a number of factors that are not the same in every case.  Needless to say, Divorce is not an overnight process.  It will take time.  Even if both parties are in agreement, if can take some times to get the papers filed and for the Court to then review the papers. If there are errors in any of the papers filed, that might slow the process down.

SIX MONTHS? THERE ARE SITES THAT SAY IT TAKES TWO WEEKS!

So it seems there are.  We will not comment on those claims, we will just tell you that it a divorce can take six months and rarely ever takes two weeks on the uncontested calendar in a non-appearance divorce case.

OH, & LET’S BE CLEAR, SIX MONTHS FROM THE FILING OF THE LAST DOCUMENT (UNCONTESTED DIVORCE PACKET), NOT SIX MONTHS FROM FILING (though these can be pretty close if the papers are prepared and filed in an expedited fashion.  However, you are not divorced when you file, you are divorced when the Court says so.  No person outside of the Court handling the Divorce dictates the timing of when a Judge reviews your documents. Is this always as long as six months? No.  Is it sometimes less? Yes.  Is it sometimes more? Yes.

So there is all this conflicting information about how long a divorce takes, who should you believe?  That is up to you. We get our information from experience and directly from the Matrimonial Clerks & Divisions in the counties. They are pretty good at giving you an idea of how long it will take to get some action on your matter.  They often post dates for you to understand when you might see a signed judgment after filing.

WHEN IS A NEW YORK DIVORCE FINAL?

According to the New York Unified Court System website:

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A divorce is considered final when the signed judgment of divorce is entered in the County Clerk’s Office.

Divorce FAQs

New York Unified Court System website

So how do you know when that happens? You look on E-courts.  Some counties, such as Queens county, do a good job of helping people with information online. Click Here to see Queens County Information regarding final judgments of divorce and when they happen.

 

Check out these Divorce Information Resources:

Free New York Uncontested Divorce Forms

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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 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:

Oeser-Sweat, P.C.*

99 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor

New York, New York 10016

212-675-7955

*By appointment only

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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!

Oklahoma Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the Oklahoma County Courts Divorce Form site 

Click here to get York County Divorce Information provided by legalaidok.org



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?

See Also:

Oklahoma Child Support Assistance Information

Custody/Visitation in Oklahoma

Information provided by legalaidok.org

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!

South Dakota Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the 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!

Colorado Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the State Courts Form site


See also:

Colorado Separation

Colorado Divorce Forms (with Children)

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!

Connecticut Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the State Courts Form sites

Filing for a Divorce with Children in Connecticut

Filing for Divorce without Children in Connecticut


See also:

Connecticut Courts Page with related Links

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!

Delaware Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the State Courts Form site


See also:

Divorce and Annulment Instruction Packet

Overview of Divorce in Connecticut

County Courthouses:

Family Court of the State of Delaware
in Kent County
400 Court Street
Dover, Delaware 19901

Family Court of the State of Delaware
in New Castle County
500 N. King Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19899

Family Court of the State of Delaware
in Sussex County
22 The Circle
Georgetown, Delaware 19947

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!

Alabama Divorce Forms

Click here to go to the State Courts 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?