Greenville, OH asked in Divorce for Ohio

Q: Do I have to change my name back to my maiden name if I said I wanted to in Court?

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  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The Divorce Decree grants you the right to take back your maiden name without having to go to Probate Court for a Change of Name Petition. You would need the divorce decree to go through all the red tape of IRS, Social Security, driver's license name changes. Skipping that and retaining your married name is fine.

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