Daytona Beach, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: Can a petition for dissolution of marriage be amended after the respondent has been served?

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2 Lawyer Answers

John Arthur Smitten

  • Clearwater, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, if there is no response yet then you can just file it, if the other side has responded then you need leave to amend.

Howard Iken

  • New Port Richey, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If they already responded you can get an order from the court giving you the right to amend. Court are normally liberal with giving permission.

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