I went to court this morning for an Absolute Divorce Judgement to include a previously court filed Property Settlement Agreement and a change back to my maiden name. I presented all of my original signed and notarized documents. The judge said that all of the documents looked correct; but, he didn’t agree with my Complaint because it displayed the file number for the Property Settlement Agreement and did not have that document attached to the complaint.
Although I gave him an original copy of the PSA with the other signed and notarized documents required this morning, he said that I would have to file an Amended Complaint to state that the PSA was attached and attach it. He said that I would not have to pay court cost again. Is that true?
What do I need to do on the “Amended Complaint” and what additional paperwork I send my husband? Will I have to start it all over and pay the hundreds of dollars of court cost again? I am confused because he didn’t have the other documents beforehand either and I was cautious enough to place the file number on the Complaint and Judgement.
What is the law on this? Would some judges have sent this on through?