Q: Hi, I am in MA and just had my divorce court date. How soon can I change back to my maiden name?
Do I need to wait the 120 days til its final? What paperwork do I need for Social Security?
A: I guess this was a Joint Petition and not a 1B case where the nisi period is 90 days, but the divorce and Judgment entered on the day in question and so you can proceed with your maiden name.
A: From your question I assume that at your divorce hearing you asked for and the judge approved your request to resume your maiden name.
Under Massachusetts law you may start using your new name whenever you want.
It is a simple process to change your name with Social Security, check directly with them.
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