I'm currently going through a divorce in New York City. I'm the Defendant in this case and have just received a Summons with Notice and an Affidavit of Defendant. I believed that our divorce would be very straight forward as it is a Uncontested Divorce without any children, property or other assets. However, upon reading through the summons two questions came up and I would like to know if I should consult with a family lawyer on this before I sign anything: Summons: "Plaintiff requests that the judgment grand the following items of ancillary relief: Awarding Plaintiff such other and further relief as to the court may seem just and proper, together with the costs and disbursements of this action." Does this mean that I have to cover the court as well as his Lawyer fees? Affidavit: "I'm not seeking equitable distribution, maintenance, or counsel fees. I understand that I may be prevented from further asserting my right to equitable distribution, maintenance or counsel fees. " What about his waiver?
I should also note, that I'm not interested in receiving any distribution at all from him in the future. I'm planned on leaving the United States in 2 months and therefore do not want to complicate this case unless I would really be on the loosing end.
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