Eau Claire, WI asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Oklahoma

Q: Can credit card companies use plaintiff's different names when suing for credit card debt?

My girlfriend divorced about 3 years ago. Recently, a bank brought two different suits against her for two different credit card debts from when she was married. In one case the bank used her maiden name which she now goes by. But in the second case the bank used her former married name which she hasn't used in three years. Is this common? Thank you.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter, a claimant could use various forms of the defendant's name to cover all bases. This could also including using "A/K/A" in the caption. An Oklahoma attorney could offer the most meaningful guidance, per protocols under state rules of civil procedure, but nationwide, it is not uncommon to use variants of a defendant's name. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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