If my ex-husband’s last name misspelled in the divorce decree, are we legally divorced?

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If my ex-husband’s last name misspelled in the divorce decree, are we legally divorced?

Asked on August 18, 2017 under Family Law, Virginia

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You are legally divorced despite the misspelling of your ex-husband's last name.
You can file an amendment with the court correcting the spelling of your ex-husband's last name.
Contact the court clerk and ask the amount of the filing fee for filing the amendment.  It will most likely be a nominal amount.


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