Name Change

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Question: I got married in Tucson and now divorced. i didn't return back to my maiden last name when it was finalized. but i wish to change my last name, but not to my maiden last name but to my childrens last name. do i have to go back and file for a name change in Tucson, or can i do it here in Phoenix? My children have their dads last name and we don't want to get married but do i need his permission to do so? Do i have to change my birth cert to the last name change or can i just keep it as maiden once i change?

Answer: We have an article on azlawhelp that talks about how to change your name and reason why you can.

http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=1&sc=8&articleid=60

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  • I got married in Tucson and now divorced. i didn't return back to my maiden last name when it was finalized. but i wish to change my last name, but not to my maiden last name but to my childrens last name. do i have to go back and file for a name change in Tucson, or can i do it here in Phoenix? My children have their dads last name and we don't want to get married but do i need his permission to do so? Do i have to change my birth cert to the last name change or can i just keep it as maiden once i change?

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