Have you recently gone through a divorce and need help changing your name? Simonetti & Associates is here to help you. There are many processes you have to go through to finalize a divorce, but our divorce lawyer in Remsenburg wants to help you have an easy experience. Changing your name back can take about a month to a few months, and costs can vary. Typically you should not have to pay or get anything more than the divorce decree, so it is important to talk to your lawyer and state requirements.
Steps of changing your name after a divorce:
- Divorce Decree– First, determine if changing your name is stated in the divorce decree and if your divorce is not final yet, ask the judge to include it. Adding your name change into the divorce decree allows your name to change immediately, and you can use your name again without further documentation.
- Amending the Decree– If you already finalized your divorce, ask to amend the divorce decree to add changing your last name. Some states allow you to amend to add this in, but some do not, so it depends on the situation.
- Petition to change the last name– If you cannot add a change of name into the divorce decree, then you can go about changing your name how anyone who wants to change their name does, with a petition to change the last name.
Some states do not require you to legally change your name, and you can begin using your former name. However, you must update personal information such as your social security number, driver’s license, passport, credit cards, bank information, bills, and any other important documents that require your name.
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Here at Simonetti & Associates, we are here to help you with all aspects of your divorce. Our divorce lawyer in Remsenburg wants to make your divorce experience as simple and easy as possible. Contact us to make an appointment today!