What do I have to do get my name changed back from a non legal marriage

I married a man who I found out was never legally divorced. I have since decided to part ways with him because of this. I have changed my name to his and now since I know we are NOT married I want my old name back. Do I have to go through the court to have my name changed back

Asked on March 19, 2018 under Family Law, Michigan

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You should consider going to court to have the marriage declared void and a nullity so that it is clear in legal documents from hence forward.  You can ask at that time to have your name resume to your maiden name.  Good luck.


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