This page features courts that provide county-specific online divorce information. Before you start the divorce process, see the brief descriptions below of the information provided by each county. Use the links provided to quickly access this information.
Quick Links Index:
Counties with Specific Information about Divorce
If your county is not listed, go to Supreme Court Contact Information. Select your county of residence from the list and contact the court directly for additional information.
Remember, only the Supreme Court can give you a divorce in New York State. Please use the resources available on this website if you need help finding a lawyer or completing your divorce papers by using the court's free divorce forms and instructions.
If your case is not yet in court, or if you have parenting or economic issues to resolve with your spouse during your divorce and you want to do it outside of court, you may condsider forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation or collaborative divorce to help reduce the emotional and financial stress of divorce for you and your children.
- Fifth Judicial District - includes: Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga & Oswego Counties
The 5th Judicial District offers parties access to trained neutral evaluators and mediators for commercial, personal injury, general civil, matrimonial (divorce) cases. Contact the professionals directly to learn about their credentials and hourly rates.
Roster of Neutral Evaluators and Mediators
- Eighth Judicial District— includes: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie (Buffalo), Genesee, Niagara, Orleans & Wyoming Counties
Provides links to forms for contested and uncontested divorces, Help Center information, Children Come First program, mediation and parenting coordination. Residents of Erie County (includes Buffalo) may also want to learn about the Expedited Matrimonial Part.
- Nassau County
Information on contested and uncontested divorce in Nassau County. Links to checklists, including one for common filing mistakes in uncontested cases, a time-line for contested divorce cases, information on alternate service (when you cannot locate your spouse), and more. Nassau is also home to an innovative Children Come First Program, where trained professionals help people to resolve parenting disputes early on in the divorce process.
- Onondaga County — includes: Syracuse
Provides contact information for clerk’s office, and for the Dedicated Matrimonial Part in Syracuse. The 5th Judicial District also provides a list of neutral evaluators and mediators for people with cases in court.
- Westchester County
Links to Westchester-specific forms, Westchester rules, and to a mediation program for cases already in court.
New York City:
- Bronx County:
Information on contested and uncontested matrimonial (divorce) actions in Bronx County. Links available to FAQs, forms, flowcharts, checklists, and procedures.
- Kings County (Brooklyn):
Information on contested and uncontested matrimonial (divorce) actions in Kings County (Brooklyn). Provides links to FAQs, local and statewide forms, and rules.
- New York County (Manhattan):
Information on contested and uncontested matrimonial (divorce) actions. Information also available on local, reduced-fee mediation program for cases already in court.
- Queens County:
Information on contested and uncontested matrimonial actions (divorce) in Queens County. Link also available to local, reduced-fee mediation program for cases already in court.
- Richmond County (Staten Island):
Provides contact information for clerk’s office.