I was divorced in 1997 and the decree does not have on there the right to go back to my maiden name how do I do that in California and is it expensive? or can I just do a name change back to my maiden name?
Petitioner for name change http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/nc100.pdf
See this guide: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-namechange.htm
Or, you can just start using your maiden name again.
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At this point you can do it through a civil process, no need to reopen the divorce.
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Easy: File a FL-395 EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR RESTORATION OF FORMER NAME AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT.
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