What to do if I tried to amend my divorce decree to change my name back to my maiden name and it was denied because it wasn’t in the original decree?

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What to do if I tried to amend my divorce decree to change my name back to my maiden name and it was denied because it wasn’t in the original decree?

Asked on April 10, 2012 under Family Law, Arizona

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Okay well it is obvious to all that it was a big mistake not to have that little line in your divorce decree, but it should not be fatal to your changing your name back to you maiden name. You are going to have to go to court to do a Change of Name for Adult.  Amending the divorce decree may have been too difficult a path to this end and really I can not know what exactly you did here.  So try and speak with an attorney.  Good luck.


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