What to Expect:
Legal Name Change
This information is not legal advice. Consult with an attorney for legal advice. Contact our Summerville Law Firm if you would like to request a consultation with one of our family law attorneys.
If you wish to resume your maiden name as part of a South Carolina divorce or separation action (separate support and maintenance), the procedure is quite simple. If you wish to resume a maiden name outside of one of these actions, or otherwise wish to change your name or your child's name, contact us to request a consultation, as the procedure is more complicated. We also handle transgender name changes.
If you are resuming your maiden name as part of a divorce or separation action (separate support and maintenance), you will be called to the stand as a witness. You may already be under oath if you testified about your settlement agreement, or as the party proceeding with a divorce.
Your Summerville divorce and family law attorney will as you these questions. If you are unsure about any of the answers, make sure to discuss this with your attorney ahead of time.
Your name change will be a part of the final Order in your divorce or separation action (separate support and maintenance). Your attorney will provide you with certified copies of the Order to use when you change your name on your social security card, driver's license, and other documents.
You are welcome to use our South Carolina Name Change Checklist as a starting point when legally changing your name.
Click here to read more about what to expect if you are moving forward with the Court approval of a settlement agreement.
Click here to read more about what to expect if you are moving forward with an uncontested no-fault divorce (one-year continuous separation) at a final hearing.
Click here to read about uncontested South Carolina Family Court final hearings in general.
This page is not intended to be legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. This page is provided for general information purposes only. You should consult with an attorney if you have questions about your specific issue or case. You are invited to contact our Summerville Divorce & Family Law office to request a consultation.