Is it illegal to keep married name after divorce?

Is it illegal to keep married name after divorce?

Although there is no legal requirement to do so, many separated or divorced women revert to using their maiden name. This is entirely a personal choice \u2013 as there is no legal requirement to do so. Your husband cannot make you stop using his surname if you wish to continue to do so after your separation.Sep 3, 2018

Can I keep my married name after divorce Australia?

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If you married in Australia and took on your spouse’s name, you can go back to your previous family name. (This might be due to separation, divorce or personal choice. You don’t need to have separated or divorced.) You don’t need to apply for a change of name with BDM.

Why do ex wives keep their married name?

Some keep their married name so they have the same name as their children. It helps their kids have a continued sense of family that they, their mom and their dad share a last name. If they’re still close to their in-laws or even with their ex, they may also feel that they want that continued sense of family with them.