I signed divorce papers 2 years ago. How do I know it’s finalized?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

I signed divorce papers couple years ago but did not get any info as to whether its final. How do I find out?

State: 
New York

Answer: 

In New York, you can access divorce decree and divorce certificate records through the New York State Department of Health. You can order them by telephone, internet or mail and there are small processing fees associated with the service depending on what you want. Generally, the records cost $30 per copy along with a $15 processing fee. You will need a valid photo ID, of course.

Visit the NYSDH online for more information:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records/divorce.htm

- The Divorce.com Team

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