The Judgment of Divorce (Form UD-11) needs to be filed and entered in the County Clerk’s Office. How this occurs depends upon the procedure of the county in which you brought the action. Consult the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office for information regarding your obligations to retrieve and/or enter the signed judgment and supporting papers. Should you receive notice that the papers have been filed on your behalf by the court, or if you point the articles, you may go to the County Clerk’s Office to obtain a certified copy of the judgment. You must bring identification with you because matrimonial files are confidential, and information will be released only to a party or his or her attorney. The certified copy will cost between $4.00 and $10.00, but the fee will be waived if you obtained a poor person waiver. A copy of the judgment of divorce must be served on Defendant. To do this, you must have served on Defendant a copy of the signed and entered Judgment of Divorce (Form UD-11), together with the completed Notice of Entry (Form UD-14). Service by mail is sufficient. It would help if you asked the Process Server who serves the Judgment of Divorce with Notice of Entry to sign the Affidavit of Service of Judgment of Divorce (Form UD-15) before a Notary Public. A copy of the Judgment of Divorce and Notice of Entry must be attached to the signed and notarized Affidavit of Service. Keep the Affidavit with your important papers.
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