What name to put on divorce papers?

Asked over 1 year ago - Brooklyn, NY

my wife took on my last name but never changed her Social Security name or her Driver license name. on the divorce papers i have her using my last name. if she signs using her maiden name can this be a problem?

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  1. Jayson Lutzky

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    Answered . Put the married name. If she feels uncomfortable signing and prefers the maiden name, then add f/k/a. , formerly known as and the maiden name.

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  2. Maria C. Tebano

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    Answered . She should sign legal documents using her legal name.

  3. Morghan L Richardson

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    Answered . She should use her legal name. She should make sure that the Final Judgment grants her the ability to return to her maiden name.

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    Morghan Leia Richardson, Esq.
    Richardson Legal PLLC
    31-08 Broadway, Suite 204
    Astoria, New York 11106
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