Filing divorce complaint, my wife changed her name after gaining citizenship what name to use


#1

I am about to file my divorce papers from wife. She is Chinese and when we were married she used her legal chinese name(that was her name). After being granted citizenship in 2015 she changed legally took an English name. This is her name now would I be right to file with her current name nowhere on the form do they ask for past names or aliases. Thank you.


#2

Yes, you will need to state her current legal name on your complaint and any other documentation filed with the court.


Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh

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#3

Anna …Thank You for replying so quickly…So if I may ask, the fact that my soon to be ex wife was granted citizenship, changed her legal name which is now the current legal name for all documentation,I am assuming that in the filing of the complaint and all other documentation in this case, the documentation (and the divorce as a whole) is treated as any other complaint/request for divorce no different then if the defendant was born in the USA(just another divorce),would this be a safe assumption?? Thank you again for your help…


#4

Yes, this divorce will not be treated any differently than if your wife was born in the United States.


Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh

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The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service only, a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action. The information posted on this forum is available for public viewing and is not intended to create an attorney client relationship with any individual. These answers are provided for informational purposes only, a person should consult with their own individual legal counsel before taking any action that could affect their legal rights or obligations.