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#359196 - 03/01/08 04:56 PM Name Change after Divorce?
rainrose334 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
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Hello all,

I filed for divorce in October and it will be final in April. I asked on the petition that I be allowed to go back to my maiden name. Does anyone know if I need to wait for the divorce to be final before I can begin using/changing back to my maiden name?

Thanks.

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#359197 - 03/01/08 06:21 PM Re: Name Change after Divorce? [Re: rainrose334]
Cinder2 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/05
Posts: 4361
Loc: Southern California
Social Security will want a copy of the divorce decree to change your name back.

http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/ssa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=315

Cinder

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#359198 - 03/02/08 01:58 AM Re: Name Change after Divorce? [Re: Cinder2]
rainrose334 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
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Darn - I was hopeful that I'd be able to start the process sooner, but afraid of just that. Thank you Cinder!

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#359199 - 03/11/08 11:19 PM Re: Name Change after Divorce? [Re: rainrose334]
gettingby Offline
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Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 89
You can start to use your name for personal and social use, but you would need the divorce decree to make the change on legal documents.

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