Judgment for Legal Separation Cannot be Amended to a Divorce
If spouses separate and file for legal separation, a judgement for legal separation can be entered. As long as a judgment for legal separation has not been entered, a petition for legal separation can be changed to a divorce. However, once a judgment has been entered, it cannot be amended. A new petition for divorce must be filed and another filing fee must be paid.
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Please note that the posting of this family law blog is informational only. Specific circumstances and laws may determine the outcome of your particular situation and it is important to contact an attorney to analyze your situation.
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