New York Divorce Law
New Yorkers can find detailed, do-it-yourself divorce information online, including a walk-through of the process. Whether you are filing for divorce or responding to a divorce petition, several online resources provide the forms you need and instructions for filling them out.
If you feel you need a lawyer, a variety of organizations offer free or low-cost legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers going through divorce. The Legal Aid Society is the oldest not-for-profit legal services organization in the nation. It provides legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. Find a convenient office by visiting their website or by calling the organization.