How do I revert to maiden name 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 revert back to my maiden name?
A separated woman has the right to change her surname at any time. Therefore, if you are separated and do not wish to be known by your husband's surname, you can revert to your maiden name (or to a new name entirely) by Deed Poll.
Should I change my last name back after divorce?
“If you have fond feelings — or can't let go of the fact that you're no longer connected by marriage — keeping your married last name after divorce is a way to hold on,” Masini says. “It's also a way to thwart a subsequent marriage your ex may enter into by being 'the other Mr. or Mrs. so-and-so. '”
How do I change back to my maiden name in Canada?
Generally speaking, you should show proof of your birth or iniital name in Canada, such as your Candian birth or citizenship certificate. You also need to show proof of your married name, so you can show your Canadian marriage certificate or court issued divorce order.
How do you go back to your maiden name after a divorce in South Africa?
Take your divorce certificate to Home Affairs and ask them to amend your marital status. This normally takes three months to change. A woman may revert to her maiden surname or a prior surname she legally bore, or may join her surname with that of her ex-husband's as a double-barrelled surname.
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.