Getting remarried

There is no law that says you must change your name when you marry.

You may keep your maiden name. My mother kept her maiden name, but informally used her married name for most business… Everyone knows her as “Mrs. X” when legally she is “Mrs. Y”… As an editorialist this has been a great safeguard for her career, because in her writing she uses her legal, maiden name… so when she writes a controversial article, everyone looks for “Mrs. Y” in the phonebook to harass and there’s none listed [:D]

Dear concernmom2005:

ivyalmighty is right - you can keep your maiden name. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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hello to everyone,
over the years going threw my divorce and child custody battle i’ve read and post message here and got a lot of good advise. i would like to get remarried i was wondering if i got got remarried if i would have to take on my new husband last name. i would like to keep my maiden name for personal and buisness reason. if someone could help me on this please answer back. thanks a lot[:I]