Change of name


#1

She will need to file an answer and request that she be able to resume her maiden name. Make sure to include the language allowing the name change in your judgment. She does not need to appear in court.

If you do not wish to incorporate your separation agreement, there is nothing else that needs to be done with it.

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#2

file an answer as in how? do you have to have a lawyer for that?


#3

When I file for Divorce from my wife, can I put in the complaint that she wants to change her name or does she need to answer the complaint? We are divorcing on good grounds and just want one less step to go through. Does she even need to show up for the court date if it isnt contested?

Also does the seperation agreement we signed need to be filed or do we both just keep copies? We don’t want it incorporated into the divorce.