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New York Uncontested Divorce Forms - Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage. How to answer questions when plaintiff is pro se.

Q: Hello, my spouse and I are filing an uncontested divorce in NY. We filed out the uncontested divorce forms and will file them tomorrow. We have a question about the Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage.

Boxes 5A 5B 10A 10B Attorney name and address:
In each section for each spouse's information it asks for the name and address of their Attorney. We are pro se. What should we do with these questions?

Box 23 "Plaintiff:"
Do we write the name of Plaintiff in this box?

Box 24 "Decree Granted To:"
What do we write in this box?

Box 24 "Legal Grounds for Decree"
Our grounds are "irreconcilable differences for 6 months." The box isn't large enough. Is it OK to write "irreconcilable differences?"

Box 26 "Signature of person preparing certificate"
Should we cross out "Attorney At Law?

A: David's Answer:  (1) If you don't have an attorney, leave that section blank; (2) List Plaintiff's name; (3) Decree granted to whoever is granted Judgment - usually plaintiff; (4) Yes; (5) You can, but don't need to. Schedule a consult with a NYC Uncontested Divorce Attorney for more info. -- David Bliven, Bronx Uncontested Divorce attorney (

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