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My wife and I have been separated for ten years. I recently filled out divorce paperwork online. I'm ready to begin the process which means I've to have papers notarized and filed in country clerks office. if this is amicable can my wife and i sign all necessary paperwork at the same time and submit them? No children,property or animosity in this situation what so ever. We just need to get this done.
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In which state are you both located? In other words, where will the divorce be filed?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
New York.. NO fault divorce
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I just need to get this filed and finished quickly.
Family Lawyer: TJ, Esq., Attorney replied 3 years ago
Hello again.
Yes, you and your wife can amicably agree to the divorce, and you can both sign the paperwork, and get this over with. You should be able to find everything you need for this uncontested divorce here:
https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/diy/divorce.shtml
Does that answer your question? Please let me know if you need clarification, as I am happy to continue helping you until you are satisfied.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
What I'm hearing is we can go to a notary together, sign all the paperwork and file it at County Clerks office and there will be no need to serve her papers and this will expedite the divorce more quickly?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I'm still reading that she needs to be served??? If she is there in person when we file and all papers are notarized together when we go to file will this save the time needed for her to be served?
Family Lawyer: TJ, Esq., Attorney replied 3 years ago
Hello again.
If she signs the documents necessary for the divorce, then there is clearly no reason to have her served. The purpose of having a party to a lawsuit served is so they have notice of the lawsuit. If she agrees to waive service and sign the paperwork, then it is unnecessary to have her served.
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