I have two questions–figured it was better to put them both in the same topic.
My wife and I have had a friendly separation, we have a SA signed a year ago after which she moved back to FL (I still live in NC). She wants to resume her maiden name, and wants it to be part of the divorce filing (I’m filing in NC as a pro se litigant since we really have no disagreements to resolve and are both strapped for cash in this economy). I know on some of the court paperwork it states that a name change applies to the plaintiff in the complaint/judgment, but can I write in the complaint that the defendant requests to use her former name? She won’t contest it–she requested I put it in the paperwork–but I guess I want to get a bead on whether it’s plausible.
The second question has to do with the marital home. We already settled taxes, etc. in the SA and said that the house would be sold. Now our realtor is telling us that we might not be able to close a sale at a price we can financially manage because of what comps would appraise for and maybe we should keep the house off the market and relist in the future. So if we decide to revise our home sale plan as stated currently in the SA, would we have to get an addendum to the SA in place prior to the judgment for AD being signed? Or should we be able to make addendums after the marriage is dissolved so long as we both agree and will sign such a document? Also, is it still binding if I had an addendum notarized in NC, sent it to her, and she had her signature notarized in FL, or is that a loophole?
I know that’s not a short post, but I was trying to give a little context… I hope these are Y/N questions I’m asking here. Thanks!