Is it illegal to keep married name after divorce? 21 Answers as of February 21, 2013

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Marion E. Ellington, Jr. Attorney at Law, PC
Marion E. Ellington, Jr. Attorney at Law, PC | Marion E. Ellington, Jr.
Yes, at the time of divorce you can elect to keep your married name or have your maiden name restored.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/21/2013
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
No, and in Michigan is the lady's option.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/21/2013
Kalil & Eisenhut, LLC | Michael N. Kalil
No. You can use your married name or resume using a former surname. If change, make sure you notify DMV and social security to avoid issues later.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/21/2013
Kevin H Pate
Kevin H Pate | Kevin H Pate
No, it is not.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Replied: 2/20/2013
Peyton and Associates | Barbara Peyton
A person can use any name he or she wants so long it is not for the purpose of committing fraud. So. Yes, it is legal to keep the married name after the divorce
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/20/2013
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