How to Amend Divorce Certificates


Divorce There are several state statutes and regulations which govern the process to amend divorce records. Depending on the item being amended, the procedures that you need to follow will vary. Below are some of the common questions and answers regarding amending a divorce certificate. If you situation is not addressed or if you would like to verify the information needed, please contact the Amendment Unit at (785) 296-1434.

Note: We reserve the right to accept or decline requests using information you provide or we may require that additional court records be obtained to process the amendment in order to insure that we are in compliance with state statutes and regulations.

Customer Question: The husbands or wife’s name or date of birth are incorrect. How do I change those items?

Answer: You will need to provide our office with a certified copy of the husbands or bride’s birth certificate as proof of what the correct name or date of birth is. We also need a notarized letter from the husband, the wife, or both stating what needs to be changed. Click here for an example of a notarized letter.

Customer Question: The date of marriage is wrong. How do I change it?

Answer: You will need to provide our office with a certified copy of the marriage license. We will also need a notarized letter from the husband, the wife, or both stating what needs to be changed. Click here for an example of a notarized letter.

Customer Question: The name of the petitioner, the name of the petitioner’s attorney, the attorney’s address, the date decree filed, the type of decree, or the county of decree is incorrect. How do I change one of those items?

Answer: You will need to provide our office with a certified copy of the decree of divorce from the county. We will also need a notarized letter from the husband, the wife, or both stating what needs to be changed. Click here for an example of a notarized letter.

Customer Question: My ex-spouse amended something on my divorce certificate and now it’s incorrect. How do I fix it?

Answer: Since that item was already amended once, it will now require a court order to change again. Once the court order is completed, you must submit a certified copy of that court order to our office for the change to be made.

Customer Question: Where do I mail my request or documentation?

Answer: Mail everything to:

AMENDMENT UNIT
OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS
1000 SW JACKSON, STE 120
TOPEKA, KS 66612-2221

Customer Question: What is the cost? Are there any fees?

Answer: Click here for Fees Regarding Amendments and Corrections.


If you have any questions, please contact the Amendment Unit at (785) 296-1434.

If you have questions that can't be answered by browsing the site, email Vital.Records@kdheks.gov