What name to put on divorce papers?

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?

Brooklyn, NY -

Attorney Answers (3)

Jayson Lutzky

Jayson Lutzky

Family Law Attorney - Bronx, NY

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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Maria C. Tebano

Maria C. Tebano

Family Law Attorney - Newtonville, NY

She should sign legal documents using her legal name.

Morghan L Richardson

Morghan L Richardson

Family Law Attorney - Astoria, NY

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

Best Regards,
Morghan Leia Richardson, Esq.
Richardson Legal PLLC
31-08 Broadway, Suite 204
Astoria, New York 11106
Tel: 212-537-6744
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