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When a divorce is finalized, some people opt to change their last name back to their maiden name, but some people do not have a choice. If you have strong feelings about not changing your name, you should check the divorce decree before finalizing. Your Tampa divorce lawyer can help you locate this in the paperwork.
If you are going through a divorce, you might be considering changing your last name when the divorce is finalized. Many people choose to go back to their maiden name and some decide to keep their spouse’s last name. Our attorneys at Hackworth Law want you to consider all reasons before making your decision. Everyone has their personal feelings about whether you should change your last name, but we compiled a list of three reasons not to change your last name after the divorce.
Career- As a professional, you have built a reputation and client base that refer to you by your married name. If you were to change your last name back to your maiden name, it would be hard to keep up your prestige. People who are referred to you might have trouble getting in contact with you.
Children- It can be challenging for younger children to grasp the concept of their parent not having the same last name as them. This is often the sole reason people do not change their last name back. It is common for people to change their name once their children grow up.
Inconvenience- Having to go through the process of changing your name can be difficult. You have to update your social security number, driver’s license, passport, mailing address, birth certificate, and more. If you have booked any upcoming vacations, you might run into problems with reservations and your passport.
When you need a Tampa divorce lawyer, you should turn to our qualified attorneys at Hackworth Law for legal assistance. In order for our clients to make informed decisions, we provide detailed information and guidance on all legal matters. You can trust us to be your Tampa divorce lawyer because we will put your interests first. To schedule a free consultation, call our office at (813) 280-2911 right now.