Please enter one (1) of the “ Grounds for Divorce ” (listed below), that you qualify for (i.e. No-Fault) : • No-Fault : Easiest & Simplest! (the relationship has broken down irretrievably for at least 6 months ) • Abandonment : (you have not lived together for at least 1 year) • Sexual Abandonment : (you have not had sex with your spouse for at least a year) • Separation Agreement : (you have lived apart for at least one year pursuant to (a) a judgment of separation or (b) a written & filed separation agreement ) • Imprisonment : (your spouse has been imprisoned for at least three  consecutive years after you were married) • Adultery : (you will need the testimony of a witness to the adultery EVEN with your spouse's admission, and only if it has been less than 5 years since you found out) • Cruel & Inhuman Treatment : (your spouse treated you so badly that it endangered your physical or mental health. You will need to specify exact dates, places and details of the cruel & inhuman treatment)
Please enter one (1) of the “ Residency Requirements ” (listed below), that you qualify for (i.e. Choice 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6) : 1) Plaintiff has been a resident of New York for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding filing for divorce. 2) Defendant has been a resident of New York for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding filing for divorce. 3) The grounds for divorce occurred in New York, and both parties were residents of New York at the time of filing for divorce. 4) Both spouses were married in New York as husband and wife, and either spouse is and has been a resident of New York for a continuous period of one year immediately preceding the divorce action. 5) Both spouses have resided in New York as husband and wife, and either spouse is a resident of New York when the action commenced, and has been a resident of New York for a continuous period of a year immediately preceding the action. 6) The grounds for divorce occurred in New York, and either spouse has been a resident of New York for a continuous period of one year before filing for divorce.
Have you been married for over six (6) months (if NO, then you do not qualify) : Yes or No
Who is going to be the Plaintiff ( initiating the divorce ) : Husband or Wife
Husband’s Full Married Name as it appears on the Marriage Certificate :
Husband’s full residential mailing address: (please do not provide a PO Box address)
Wife’s Full Married Name as it appears on the Marriage Certificate : Very Important Note : If Wife's name is different on their PHOTO ID , please provide this name as well. This means you will be providing (2) names - wife's MARRIED NAME AND wife's name on their PHOTO ID . If you don't know the info., please don't submit form.
Maiden Name (i.e. Wife's last name only prior to marriage) ***Please do not provide the wife's full name, just the last name only.***
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Wife’s full residential mailing address: (please do not provide a PO Box address)
Was the marriage Civil or Religious (not both) : N ote : Religious is defined as a " Jewish " marriage. If your marriage was not Jewish , insert CIVIL
Are there any Children of the marriage under 21 years old: Yes or No If Yes, how many Child(ren) involved and who has to pay child support : Father or Mother Note : Child support is "mandatory" in a divorce , as explained here .
Are there any Property between you and your spouse : Yes or No
Are you or your spouse asking for an award of Maintenance ? Yes or No Note : " Maintenance ” (spousal support) means the amount to be paid to the other spouse for support after the divorce is final.
Will your spouse sign the divorce papers: Yes or No
What is the Plaintiff’s contact phone # to put on the documents ( this is the person initiating the divorce ) :
What is the Plaintiff's e-mail address ( this is the person initiating the divorce ) :
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If there is a Child or Children involved, please answer the following (3) questions below :
Has either spouse been a party in an Order of Protection: Yes or No Note : If Yes, list all Family/Criminal Court Docket #’s and Counties, Supreme Court Index #’s and Counties.
Has either spouse been a party in a Child Abuse/Neglect Proceeding: Yes or No Note : If Yes, list all Family Court Docket #’s and Counties.
Is either spouse registered under New York State’s Sex Offender Registration Act: Yes or No Note : If Yes, list all names under which either spouse is registered.
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