►Self-Service Option: NY Courts DIY Site
The Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Counties is dedicated to connecting people to those services that best suit their needs. Our Divorce Referral Program continues this part of our mission by ensuring that our clients understand some of the choices available to them when they choose to bring their marriage to an end. Whether that process is undertaken by the couple themselves, or with the help and support of a dedicated professional, Resolution Center staff will provide direction and information.
The New York State Unified Court System provides a variety of information and tools for couples seeking an Uncontested Divorce. Working in partnership with LawHelp Interactive, the courts give you access to information, background, checklists, forms, and instructions that make it possible for you to prepare and file your divorce step by step. No attorney is required. The site is available at Uncontested Divorce - DIY Forms | NY CourtHelp (nycourts.gov).
The New York State Unified Court System also provides a more "analog" option. Working in partnership with several experienced attorneys and law firms across New York State, the courts have assembled a "kit" consisting of forms, documents, and detailed instructions that couples can use to file their own divorce. This packet is designed for couples representing themselves ("pro se"), and so no attorney is required.
The Pro Se Filing Kit is available from Jefferson County Family Court, your local Supreme Court, or through the Resolution Center upon request.
►Self-Service Option: Pro Se Filing Kit
Looking for a little more guidance? Then consider one or more of the Professional Options detailed below!
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We cannot recommend any specific services but are simply providing some options for your consideration.**
Justin Brotherton at Brotherton Law Firm
Brotherton Law Firm is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us.
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McClusky Law Firm
The attorneys at McClusky Law Firm are committed to fighting for you and helping you resolve any case. Each of our legal professionals comes with the education, skills, and experience needed to help our clients. Our team is experienced in every area of family law. Our experienced family law attorneys are here for you.
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Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County
VLP provides free assistance with uncontested divorces for low-income clients residing in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. They will draft your divorce forms and help you through the process as you file your own divorce. The Resolution Center can help you create a Parenting Plan Agreement first, which is required.
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Third Way Conflict Resolution
Third Way Conflict Resolution offers Divorce and Separation Mediation services. A highly trained, experienced Neutral called a Mediator will work with you to gather information, discuss what's important to you, make the necessary decisions, create a formal agreement, and even prepare your court paperwork.
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