Can I revert back to my maiden name?
Legally you can still be known by your prior name at any time. If you want to revert to your maiden name you should only need to show your marriage and birth certificates which link your current and former names. If your divorce is finalised it's often easier to show your decree absolute and birth certificate.
Do I have to change my name back after divorce?
All you need to revert your ID and bank accounts back to your maiden name after you divorce is your decree absolute and your marriage certificate. Alternatively, you can change your name by deed poll and present this document instead.
Can I change back to my maiden name without a divorce Australia?
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.
Do you have to change your name right away when you get married?
When you marry, you are free to keep your own name or take your husband's name, without a court-ordered name change. In most states your husband can adopt your name, instead, if that's what you both prefer.