Legal Question in Family Law in Iowa

I made a couple of minor errors on my Petiton for Dissolution of Marriage. The minor child's name was misspelled by a letter in several instances, the minor child's date of birth was off by two days, and the date of marriage was off by 5 days. Are these issues serious? If they are, how do I correct them? Would I use a motion (Iowa FL-122) or some other form?

Asked on 5/22/13, 7:36 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Luedeman solo practitioner

You can file an amended petition that corrects the scriveners errors but it will have to be served like the last one was. Or you can do a motion to correct the record, and see if that will pass muster but it will have to be served as well. As far as motion forms I suggest Iowa Pleading and Practice, they have it at the Drake law library.

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Answered on 5/22/13, 8:42 pm


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