Rensselaerville, NY asked in Divorce for New York

Q: How to tell if a divorce is finalized ?

My ex sent me a judgement of divorce last month by mail to PO Box, since he wasn’t allowed my physical address, signed by the Supreme Court judge that was assigned the case along with a letter stating the divorce was finalized. Well last week I received another judgement of divorce from my ex but this time it came with a Notice of entry paper and a notice of settlement paper that wasn’t fully filled out but all the papers were notarized . My question is, is what does this mean ? Is my divorce final or not? What do I have to do on my end ? I have gone to the court clerk to ask, to which no one seemed to have an answer for me and all they could tell me was a lawyer could help figure out it. How does a court not know ?

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Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
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  • Commack, NY
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A: The court requires the recipient of a signed judgment to notify the other side that it was entered. That is the notice of entry. A notice of settlement is supposed to be sent when the proposed judgment is filed to be signed.

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