Stroudsburg, PA asked in Divorce for New York

Q: My husband filed divorce papers for through the NYC DIY service and messed up the info.

My husband filed divorce papers for through the NYC DIY service. I was served the paperwork and the place, date and time of marriage is incorrect. We legally married in a court house in NY but he stated that we were married at a beach how will the affect our divorce. If I sign the papers will we legally divorced? Also, I wanted to put a stipulation in the contract that I will not be held liable for any of his debt that he has incurred or will incur including tax debts. Is there away to add that or just should we re-file?

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Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
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  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: He can amend the papers or you answer the papers with your own action for a divorce including the correct information and submit what you want in any decree. At that point, your husband can agree to what you have asked or the two of you can appear in court and work it out quickly.

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
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  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This is why people hire lawyers. These things can complicated. The courts will not know trhere are errors unless someone, such as yourself or your husband, tells them. They will proceed with the divorce, as is, if you do not object. If you want to change the terms you should hire an attorney to draft a Stipulation.

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