What Documents and Supporting Information are Required to be Submitted with a Divorce Petition in New York?

In New York, a verified complaint action for divorce must state the spouses’ names and residences, how the spouses’ have satisfied the residency requirements to obtain a divorce, the date and place of the marriage, if the marriage was performed by a clergyman a statement that all barriers to the defendant’s potential remarriage have been removed or that right has been waived by the defendant, the names, birthdates, and addresses of all minor children, the health insurance of the plaintiff and defendant, the grounds for divorce, a statement that no other petitions for divorce are currently pending, the demands requested of the court (for example, alimony, property division, child custody and child support matters). (New York Court Forms)

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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