September of 2015 my husband filed for divorce in the state of Arkansas, I was unable to go up there for the hearing thus he won. There is nothing in the divorce decree mentioning my name going back to my maiden name. My question is, can I just use the decree and change my name back to my maiden name with social security and the dmv and be known by that name legally again without a name change paper in the decree?
No. The decree needed to change your name. However, you can file for a name change in the county of the district court that you live in.
Or seek a supplemental order from the divorce judge, but it may be easier to do where you live. If he had an attorney he or she may be able to get you what you want
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