Is a spouse signature require to get divorced in Suffolk County?
Is It Possible to get divorced without a spouse’s signature in New York?
Todd J. Zimmer, ESQ, from Zimmer, Mathiesen & Associates, explains…
Very often when clients come here, they ask if their spouse’s signature is required to obtain a divorce in New York State. The truth of the matter is that a divorce does require often two signatures. However, in cases where there’s a default and the other spouse does not show in the divorce, the other person’s signature is not required and a New York State Supreme Court can issue a divorce.
However, in cases where both spouses are present and participating in the divorce, both spouses are needed to negotiate that divorce, and their signatures are both needed to finalize the divorce.
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