This is what you need to know about handling a name change in a divorce.
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In a lot of divorce cases, one party might say, “I want my name back once the divorce is final,” but the court will not require that. So, if you’ve taken on a married name, you have the choice to keep that name or ‘restore’ your maiden name.
When filling out the divorce documents, you will be given the option to restore your maiden name. Should you choose to do so, that change will become a court order. You can then use that court order to change all of your legal documentation back to your maiden name. You could also keep your married name; a lot of people choose to keep their married name because they want to have the same last name as their children, and they also want to avoid the hassle of switching everything over.
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