How do I amend my divorce decree to change my name back to my maiden name?

Asked on March 20, 2012 under Family Law, Michigan

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The quickest and least expensive way for you to amend your marital dissolution decree with your former husband to change your current name to your maiden name is to file a petition in the court and case number where your dissolution was finalized. In this petition, you should ask that the court amend its judgment "nunc pro tunc" (Latin, not for then) changing your current name to your maiden name.

You will have to give written notice on the proof of service of your intent to your former husband. If you do not have a family law attorney helping you now, you should consider consulting with one concerning your desired name change.


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