Legal Question in Family Law in Illinois

Name change

How does one go about legally changing their name?

Asked on 2/20/09, 2:04 pm

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Re: Name change

Depends on whether its through a divorce proceeding or via petition for name. In a divorce case, you may request a name change to revert back to a maiden name via a divorce judgment. Otherwise, you will need to file a Petition for Name Change in the county where you reside and get a court order granting the name change. There are certains that will need to complete prior to going in front of a judge.

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Answered on 2/20/09, 2:11 pm

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