Wording for a name change
I am working on the paperwork to change my name back to my maiden name after a divorce. It was not changed at the time of the divorce and I wish it to be changed now.
In addition, I want to change my middle name to the nickname I have be called by since I was a child.
To save money, because I haven't any, I am preparing the paperwork myself. I have samples from the court and know how to follow the paper work to type out the Order and Petition, but I do not know how to word the changes.
First change will be from my married last name back to my maiden name.
Second change will be changing my middle name to a new middle name.
Can you help me please?
Thank you very much in advance.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Wording for a name change
May I suggest that you keep it simple?
Try saying: "I wish to change my name from Sara Jane Doe Smith to Sara Fawn Doe." That should be clear enough.