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Diy Divorce Is Now In Queens

Court Program Makes Uncontested Filing Easy

The Uncontested Divorce DIY program was inaugurated at Queens County Supreme Court in Jamaica last Thursday, July 17.

Judges Fern Fisher (center) and Jeremy Weinstein (second from left) helped cut the ribbon on the new Uncontested Divorce DIY center at Queens Supreme Court in Jamaica last Thursday, July 19. Among those also pictured were Dean of York College Donna Chirico and York College Provost Dr. Panayiotis Meleties

As described, the program enables members of the public to access an online program where they can prepare uncontested divorce papers free of charge. The program is available on the New York State Courts website, www.nycourts.gov.

Judge Fern A. Fisher, deputy chief administrative judge of the New York City courts, led the initiative; she is also director of the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program.

The Uncontested Divorce DIY program is part of Justice Fishers’ dedication to providing the public “meaningful access to justice for all.”

The first public space dedicated to the DIY program is on the Queens County Supreme Court’s second floor, where there will be access to court-provide computers to complete this step-by-step program.

“We are very pleased to be able to provide the public hands-on access to this vital service,” said Judge Jeremy S. Weinstein, administrative judge for the Queens Supreme Court Civil Term.

The Queens County Supreme Court is located at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica. For more information, call 1-718-298-1100 or visit www.nycourts.gov.

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