I called a lawyer that wanted to charge me to do a name change. Then I called the Clerk of Court’s office in my county and if it is a simple name change (to a previous married name or maiden name) it only costs $10 dollars and one simple, short form needs to be filled out. No big deal…really irritates me that the lawyer tried to make me think it was something I couldn’t do without his help and it ended up being so simple…check with the Clerk’s office in your county. Good luck![:)]
Greetings. yram is correct. You can go to the Clerk’s office and get a form and fill it out. Then, you pay $10.00 and follow the clerk’s instructions. Including the name change in the divorce is the easiest way however. Thank you.
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How do I apply to change my name back to my maiden name if it was not included in our final judgement of divorce?