Remember if you are the mother and the one seeking a minor name change the verification Petitioning Mother Name Change form needs to be filed while a father seeking the same has to file the verification Petitioning Father Name Change form. You can just begin using it.
Marriage Name Change Options Traditionally, it's married women who have always been taking their husband's surname after the conclusion of marriage. You can show the decree to the DMV, etc. Space You can also use a space to separate your middle name with that of your newly married husband perhaps to maintain a middle name that is known at the same time taking your husband's. Brette's Answer: In most states, a provision is added allowing either party to revert to their pre-marital name because men sometimes change their names also. The guardians or parents are then notified about the name change petition giving each parent a chance to come forward in case of an objection. If your passport is over a year old, you will refile for a new passport, and the regular fee schedule will apply.
You can show the decree to the DMV, etc. After legally effecting a name change successfully you have to report to the local DMV in North Carolina in less than 60 days to have the ID card or North Carolina driver's license updated. Kelly's Question: I'm divorced so I started to change my name.
Connect with us today about any divorce issue by calling locally or from anywhere in the state. On an informal basis, you can even tell friends that you are resuming the use of your maiden name before your North Carolina divorce is final.
A guardian or parent will indicate the reason for the name change while submitting the petition with the other guardian or parent required to give consent for the process to continue. Brette: In most states, you do not need to go through a name change procedure after a divorce if your decree gives you the right to revert to your maiden name.
It's up to you to change your name on all documents after divorce if you wish to do so. I got my "certification of report of dissolution of marriage" and it has NO listing of "Maiden Surname". When does a name change go into effect? Karen's Question: Can a legally married woman, who is separated from her husband, start using her maiden name even though they are not divorced? The judge approved the Maiden Surname but it's not in the decree.
Further information is available If you have other questions about resuming the use of your maiden name after a North Carolina divorce, we encourage you to contact Speaks Law Firm. To change it on legal documents such as a driver's license, Social Security card, or passports though you need a court order, which usually happens in your divorce decree. Change of Name on Birth Certificate The North Carolina Vital Records can help to change the name on either a death or birth certificate but do not handle changes on divorce or marriage certificates. Firstly, the name change reasons need to be very clear, such as stepchild inclusion into your family or adoption. On an informal basis, you can even tell friends that you are resuming the use of your maiden name before your North Carolina divorce is final. Brette's Answer: It is routine for a judge to include a provision in the decree that either party can return to a pre-marital name.
Driver's license. The guardians or parents are then notified about the name change petition giving each parent a chance to come forward in case of an objection. Do I have to go back into court to do this legally? We recommend that you take this completed form to the nearest U. You would have been given the right to change your name as part of the divorce anyhow. Recognized documents of the name change event Certified copy of marriage certificate for marriage name change.