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Can a divorced man make his ex change her last name back to her maiden name?

Lehigh Valley, PA |
Filed under: Divorce

I have been divorced for several years and remarried, yet my miserable ex still call herself Mrs. _________. Can I do anything to make her change it? It is embarrasing!

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In most states the answer is no - there is nothing that can be done. Some states wold permit you to have petitioned at the time of the divorce, but it would seem that almost all states would limit the amendment and re-opening of your prior divorce, absent fraud or some criminality, to a very short period of time, i.e 30 days or so.

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