How do I amend my petition for divorce?
Question Details: I separated from my husband, then about a month later I became pregnant. I have since had my baby. It's not his baby. I need to know how to amend my petition for divorce.
To amend your divorce petition, file the amendment with the court with an attached proof of service and serve a copy on your husband by mail.
A general format for the amendment shoiuld include the name of the case, name of the court, and case number. You can obtain all of this information from the petition for divorce.
The amendment would say: I, ________ (your name) am the petitioner in the above-captioned case. I hereby amend the petition for divorce as follows:
List all of the changes you want to include in the amendment. This amendment is effective on _________ (date). Then sign and date at the bottom.
You might want to check with the court where your petition for divorce was filed and ask the court clerk if the court has a form for an amendment which you could use instead of writing the above amendment.