When a couple files for divorce, it is not uncommon for the woman to want to reclaim her maiden name. Due to the many complexities surrounding a divorce, including both parties having to come to an agreement on all of the issues, such as
child custody and support, visitation rights and more, filing for a name change is one of the last things most women think about completing before their divorce is finalized. In the state of Florida, however, a woman can reclaim their maiden name for no additional fee, providing their divorce is still pending at the time they make a name change request. If they wait until after the divorce proceedings have been completed, a name change request will cost them an additional $400 above and beyond all other divorce-related filing fees.
There are many matters that come under consideration when filing for divorce. Some of the decisions may be relatively minor, while others will have a long-lasting impact on your life. If you are considering filing for divorce, we recommend you consult with an experienced Panama City family law lawyer at our firm so that we can advise you on how best to protect your assets and interests. We will be able to review your current situation, evaluate your objectives, file all necessary documents with the court, including your name change request, and provide you with the representation you need throughout the entirety of your divorce proceedings.
Contact our family law attorney at Seaton Law Offices, P.A. for information about divorce and reverting to your maiden name as part of the process.