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Simplified Name Change After Divorce

Concerning simplifying the process for returning to a prior name after a decree of dissolution or legal separation has been entered.
2016 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Bill Summary

The act permits a party to a dissolution or legal separation action to request the restoration of his or her prior full name by filing a motion in the court that granted the divorce or legal separation. The ex-parte motion does not require notice to the other party to the divorce or legal separation. The act includes the requirements for filing the motion and the conditions under which the court must grant the motion.

The act also clarifies that the provisions of the adult name change statute do not apply to a party to a dissolution or legal separation action who requests restoration of a prior name pursuant to the new statute.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/31/2016 Signed Act PDF
    03/22/2016 Final Act PDF
    03/11/2016 Rerevised PDF
    03/10/2016 Revised PDF
    02/09/2016 Reengrossed PDF
    02/08/2016 Engrossed PDF
    01/19/2016 Introduced PDF

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