We initially started a divorce process in San Bernardino County in 2001, reconciled back then, and 12 years later are now going through with an uncontested divorce with an agreement. Oddly, the old case was still open and the court has allowed us to proceed without having to file a new initial petition. In 2001 we had 3 children, & now have 5. The court has only asked me to amend the petition to include the 2 children born since the first petition was filed, yet it is still proceeding under the 12 year old case number. Does amending the petition and serving my spouse with it restart the 6 month waiting period for the divorce to become final, or can we expect it to become final the day the judge signs the agreement?There was also proof of service with the initial filing in 2001.
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