New York divorce forms:Summons
Sadly, over 50% of marriages fail. To add insult to injury, divorce proceedings can take years and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. However, it is possible to file your own divorce in New York for no more than the state divorce form filing fees. This page provides all of the forms you need to initiate your do-it-yourself divorce in New York.
You must file a Verified Complaint to file for Divorce and then your spouse has to answer the Summons within twenty (20) days of the Summons being received as well as an Affidavit of Defendant. You must also file an Affidavit of Plaintiff and a Findings of Fact/Conclusions of Law form. If you have children in the marriage you must file a Child Support Worksheet. It is advised to check with a lawyer to make sure you have all of the forms you need completed at this point. Last you must file a Judgment of Divorce that when signed by the judge officially ends the marriage.
In New York, Divorces are handled by the New York State Unified Court System. It is quite possible to avoid lawyers' fees by filing for your own divorce in New York. You can download 7 of the forms you need to petition for divorce here - see the "who must file" section to determine which forms are relevant in your situation.
This is a form stating that your spouse filed for Divorce against you and that you MUST file an answer to the Divorce complaint soon.
This is a form for filing for Divorce when both you and your spouse agree on all matters.
This is a form for providing valuable information to the Court regarding the Divorce.
This is a form responding to the issues in the Affidavit of Plaintiff.
This is a form dealing with who gets custody of the children when the marriage is officially over.
This is a form for getting together important facts in the Divorce case and the Court using those facts to make appropriate conclusions.
This is a form for dealing with the final judgment of issues in the Divorce.
These New York divorce forms are sourced from the New York State Unified Court System at http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/forms.shtml. Please note that while we do our best to ensure this list of forms is complete and up-to-date, we cannot be held responsible for omissions or errors in the information we provide. If you notice a mistake on this page, please let us know and we will fix it as soon as possible.