Why would a judge deny a name change?
In most cases, courts approve name change applications. However, there are certain scenarios under which the court might not grant your name change request, including situations involving fraud, certain felony convictions, objections, minor children, and name changes that could result in confusion or harm.
Can you force an ex to change their name?
After a divorce, you cannot legally force your ex-wife to change back to her maiden name. She has the right to keep your last name. Additionally, discussing what name she will continue to use after your marriage is over during the divorce proceedings can be mutually beneficial.
Can you keep your ex husband’s last name?
“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. '”
Should you change your name second marriage?
Remarriage Expert There's no legal reason you have to take your new husband's name, your maiden name or even keep the name you're using now. Most mothers, me included, want to keep their last name the same as their child's for identity purposes.