Changed your mind about your Married Name AFTER getting married or divorced? Want to retake your Maiden Name without being divorced? Or, did you want to legally change your First Name, or your Whole Name to something that’s not on your birth certificate or your marriage certificate? Do you want your Child to Change Names after your marriage? Find your best options from the Name Change After Marriage choices here.
Name Change After Marriage – Changed Your Mind
Many people keep their maiden name, during marriage, and then want to take their spouse’s name. Still others change their name during marriage and then want their maiden name back. A woman may want to retake her former name whether staying married or not. Husbands can have similar changes of mind about their married name too (more and more states are allowing men to change names as part of marriage). As you probably know already, once the ink is dry on your name change during marriage, you can’t have them just change it. Marriage License rules are very different about name changes, state to state, so you have to see what options your state will allow to do a Name Change After Marriage. If you can get the marriage license people to give you a new one with your name changed to the way you want it, go for it! That will be the fastest, least expensive way to get it done by far. Sadly, it’s probably not going to happen. You can, however get your Name Change After Marriage. You do it through a new Name Change Case.
Name Change After Marriage – The Petition Option
Good News! Now that you know what married name you want, you can absolutely have it by using the Petition process. Every state has their version of Petition for Change of Name and it works perfectly well for Name Change After Marriage. You will complete a bunch of Name Change Forms and file them in a court that handles Name Changes in your county. You will give legal notice in the way required by your county and your state, and a judge will review your request and decide whether to allow your Name Change or not. Almost all Petitions for Names Changes like this are approved. If you want to see more about how the Petition for Change of Name process works in California, click here
Name Change After Marriage – Child’s Name needs to be Changed
When you get married AFTER having a child, there are problems that come up in school and among friends because the child’s name is different than the parent(s), stepparent, or even different than brothers or sisters. You can definitely fix the problem by using the Petition process to change one, two, three or more children’s names after marriage. To change a child’s name is a little different than changing an adult’s name because there’s usually a requirement that both parents agree to the name change or are at least notified and the one who doesn’t agree has a chance to object. Petitions to change a child’s name are filed and decided by a judge in the county where the child lives now. Most Petitions by one parent, to Change a Child’s Name, are approved. If you want to see more about how the Petition for Change of Name process works to change a Child’s Name in California, click here
Name Change After Marriage – Following Divorce or Separation
Name Change After Divorce or Separation can be done by the Petition process or through the Divorce Court process. The Petition process starts by filing all the required forms in the county court where you live now. Then you give the required public notice and attend a Hearing. A judge sign a Decree Changing Name for you, upon approval. Using the Petition process allows you to change any of your names, or all of them. First, Middle or Last…you can change just a letter or all the letters. The Court Order will allow you to change Social Security, Driver’s License, Passports, Banks, Schools, Medical, etc. Using your divorce case, you can return to ANY former legal name you had. But, you can only take a name you had legally. And, it must be exactly that same name. Otherwise, you can certainly use the Petition process. With a new Name Change case, your Name choice is nearly unlimited. Here’s that link to a fuller description of the Petition process in California If you already went through Divorce, you may be able to get your Former Name restored through it. If you can, it will likely be quicker and less expensive. Particularly if you don’t have to file a brand new case. Check with your divorce attorney or the divorce court adviser to see if you can. Or, you can check with us if you’re unsure. We can ask you a few questions and give you the information you need. We help people get their Maiden Names back all the time this way. Even if you can’t use your divorce case, we can still help you. Whether you want to have a Former Legal Name or get ANY Name Change, we can help. If you want more information about the Name Change after Divorce process, click here
Name Change After Marriage – It’s a good investment
Once you decide to make it happen, start the process and see it through. Having a legal name that bothers you is a problem. And, it feels wrong everyday. Everyone who goes through this process says it was worth it! You will too. EZNameChange.com can complete your Name Change Petition for an industry low $115. It will come with all the instructions and other information you need to complete the Name Change process. You can click here to start your Petition now.