In Kentucky, you may go back to your maiden name or change your name by asking the court to order the name change. How do I ask the court to order the name change? It’s as simple as making certain it’s indicated on the VS300 and in the motion to enter the decree of dissolution or decree of separation. In most cases, you simply need to tell your divorce lawyer.
What additional court costs or court fees will I have to pay if I tell my divorce lawyer I want to change my name? The court does not charge an additional fee at present for ordering the name change, but your attorney may charge for the service although we do not charge additional fees at Law Offices of John Schmidt & Associates PLLC. You may incur additional costs with other institutions like the Department of Motor Vehicles when you get a license, schools for replacement diplomas, etc.
As a partial list of consider:
- Automobile registration and insurance
- Bank Accounts
- Business Filing
- Car Title
- Credit Cards
- License (Concealed Deadly Weapon, Driver’s, Pilot’s, etc
- Leases / Mortgages
- Medical Offices
- Post Office Boxes
- Social Security Card Name Change
- Voter Registration
- Websites Domains
- Website Content
- Wills / Legal Documents
If you are in Kentucky, then I’d recommend that you call my office at 502-587-1950 or 502-509-1490 to schedule a consultation if you have an agreement, parenting schedule or court order to discuss your options.