You are undoubtedly subject to German, not NY jurisdiction, since you have been living in Germany for over 25 years.
German law would apply and no need to send anything to NY. If you wish to remarry in NY, you will have to provide proof of divorce from Germany.
If there are no minor children involved and your decision to divide the marital property is reasonable (i.e., not leaving one spouse
Without the financial resources to continue alone), the courts should not object.
Leonard Weiner, ESQ./Divorce Solutions