Name Change

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Question: I got divorced and in the decree it did not grant me permission to change my name. I took the decree to the Soc Sec office and the still processed it. I have a new Soc card and drivers license with my maiden name. But keep having trouble as it was never officially changed in the courts. Do I have to file for a name change and pay the fee or is there a way to add it into the decree so I can officially go back to my maiden name?

Answer: At this juncture, you will need to do a separate filing for a name change.  Go to the superior court's website.  Access the self-help center, look under forms for the topic "name change."  Yes, there is a filing fee, but if you are unable to afford the fee, you can file an application to waive the fee.  The website is: www.azcourts.gov.

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  • I got divorced and in the decree it did not grant me permission to change my name. I took the decree to the Soc Sec office and the still processed it. I have a new Soc card and drivers license with my maiden name. But keep having trouble as it was never officially changed in the courts. Do I have to file for a name change and pay the fee or is there a way to add it into the decree so I can officially go back to my maiden name?

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