If I want to change my last name back to my maiden name but it’s been 17 years since my divorce, what would I have to do?

Asked on June 3, 2012 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

And I am assuming that your divorce paper give you the right to do so in there, correct?  If that is the case there is not statute of limitations I believe t change things now.  If the divorce does not give the right to change back your name it may be easier for you to just legally change it back with a name change application. Good luck.


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