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Is there anything I can do to get this done?

Q: Back in 2006 my "ex" wife filed for divorce (which was mutually agreed on) we had gone back and forth with the paperwork and the last thing submitted to the courts was in 2007. 2 years ago, I went to the county clerks office to obtain a new file number but was told that was not necessary, since one was already obtained years earlier. She instructed me on the last bit on paperwork that needed to be submitted and then we just wait for the judge to sign off on it. My ex (defendant) will not sign the paperwork. We have been apart since 2006 and are both in serious relationships. Is there anything I can do besides hiring a lawyer and going the "contested" route? I was told that if I submit the paperwork without her signature and prove that she was served that I could get a divorce by default. Any advice anyone can give me is greatly appreciated!

A: It's hard to answer, as one would need to know what "paperwork" the court still needs. If she was the one who filed the case, presumably they need the plaintiff's affidavit - which only she can sign-off upon. If she's refusing to do so, file an RJI, schedule a preliminary conference and then at the initial court date, have the Referee direct her to sign it. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Uncontested Divorce attorney for more info. 

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