FAQ - Name Change

I am filing for a divorce.  I would like my maiden name back.  What do I do?

There is a section on your Petition for Dissolution of Marriage that addresses this issue.  Please refer back to your instructions that came with your packet.  If you are the Respondent and you wish to have your maiden name restored, the packet contains a form entitled "Request to Restore Maiden Name" that you can fill out and file with the office of the Clerk.

What if I am already divorced and I wish to have my maiden name given back to me?

Once the divorce has become final and the issue of restoring your maiden name was not addressed, you will need to file for a name change with the court.

Resources:

Name Change Forms

Name Change Form Requirements

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