I know a man who filed for divorce in October. It is now December and he was told that his case would probably be concluded in February. Now, the soon to be ex-wife is stating that she is pregnant. What can she do once she has signed the final papers that are being filed?
Allow me to preface my answer to your question with the disclaimer that I am not licensed to practice law in the state of Washington. Her pregnancy may delay the proceeding. Many jurisdictions will not allow a person to be pregnant at the time of divorce as it essentially bastardizes the child. Is the child his? The paperwork needs to be amended to clarify that the child is not his, if that is the case and the true father may need to be added as a party to the case. Most likely his case just got more complicated and lengthy.