How to Change Your Name Following a Divorce in Pennsylvania
Ascertain where you are in the process of divorceThe divorce process is not discussed in this guide. Regardless of where you are in the process, proceed to step two.
Complete the Notice to Resume Prior SurnameThis form is frequently available under "Forms" on your local prothonotary's website. To find your local prothonotary's office website, do a google search for "prothonotary" and your county. This form is very simple and essentially requires only that you fill in the blanks and sign the form.
Mail the form to your local prothonotary's officeThe address can be found on the prothontary's website. Each prothonotary's office has a different filing fee, generally very inexpensive, and a different requirement for the number of copies of the form that are required to be mailed in (filed). Call the prothonotary's office and ask how many copies of the form are required, how much is the filing fee and whether or not a self-addressed stamp return envelope is required.