The court system in New York has taken a big step toward a "new normal" by starting e-filing for divorce cases. E-filing will be limited to cases in which represented parties file and serve all papers electronically.
Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks said, “Consistent with the goal of expanding court activity while maintaining appropriate standards of public health and safety, we will be taking another important operational step commencing Monday, May 25. Beginning that day, e-filing through the [New York State Electronic Filing System (NYSCEF)] system – including the filing of new non-essential matters – will be restored in those counties of the state that have not yet met the benchmarks required to participate in the governor’s regional reopening plan.”
Those counties include the five New York City counties, Nassau and Suffolk counties, and Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.
The new e-filing option is great news for our clients and is a major milestone in the growth of virtual courts in New York.
If you're considering divorce or have general questions, we invite you to call our office for more information: (516) 584-4685