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How much does it cost to change your last name back to your

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How much does it cost to change your last name back to your former last name after a divorce if you forgot to ask for it in the divorce proceedings and later want to do it?
It all depends upon what state you in - usually however, just the filing fee is around $150.00 to do such.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I live in Georgia. Is this all you need?

In Georgia, if you did not put that you want to restore your maiden name in the Final Judgment and Decree, but you realize after your divorce is finalized that you would like to change your name back to your maiden name, then you will have to file a petition for name change with the court, which is a separate legal action from the divorce.


Here is a link to a on-line website that will walk you through changing your name back to your maiden name in Georgia:


You can easily do it yourself but you will have to pay the filing fees and advertising costs, etc. This will probably amount to $300 or more in total.

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