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I'm in South Carolina but my ex is in New York

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Basically the web forms asked if I want the court to order child support.....I clicked No...My ex already receives 1600 a month in SSI payments and a voluntary 300 a month from me her income with no job is higher than mine

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
She also has a boyfriend who makes 50k a year, she pays no rent, car is paid off, while I've been stuck bouncing from family member to family member. My income was 12k last year
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1) Is she your ex-wife, or about to be an ex-wife, or ex-girlfriend, etc?

2) What are you filling out, exactly?

3) What exactly are you asking here?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
We are separated, have 4 kids, 2 are disabled.. She receives the 1600 a month in SSI, plus a voluntary 300 a month from me. I want to know how paperwork for divorce can be submitted to reflect this information

I understand.

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Meanwhile we can chat online. First of all, are both of you in agreement to what you want/will get in the divorce? Or, not?

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Okay. Understand that there are many versions of the forms you are filling out. All of them based on the requirements the Court needs. Some forms are very narrow and allow very limited flexibility; some allow more modification.

If you are using forms from some pay site, you may be better off using the ones below - which are free and from the court's site:

https://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/forms.shtml

And all you have to do is write in what you and her agree to. You do not have to put WHY. The Court will normally agree to whatever the parties sign off on together.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Well I'm in SC, she is in N.Y.

Which state are you filing in? NY or SC?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
If I file in NY is there a residential time limit requirement?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I am going to be moving there soon to ne close to my kids

Yes. One of the parties has to have lived in NY a year prior to filing for divorce.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
She has been there since July of 16

Oh you mean July of 2016? Then yes NY has jurisdiction.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I said July of "16" not 17

I know - I corrected myself immediately:

Oh you mean July of 2016? Then yes NY has jurisdiction.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
if I'm in SC I file from what address? Hers?

No, you file from yours. Simply in the petition, one states that the court has jurisdiction because RESPONDENT lives in NY.

It should be one of the options while filling out the form.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok in the link you sent then?

Yes, correct.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok thanks..

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