Name Change

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Question: I left an abusive marriage in another state 16 years ago. My husband has died. This was a second marriage so I want to go back to the name prior to this marriage since I have adult children with that name and plan to be buried with the first husband. What will I need to proceed with this name change.

Answer: You will need to file a name change action in Superior Court.  It is fairly simple and you may want to consider doing it on your own.  All of the forms and instructions you will need can be found on the Court's website.  Many people do this type of name change.  Go to:  https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Forms/Name-Change.  The self-service center of the court's website provides excellent information.  Once you have your court order, you get a certified copy to change your name on government documents and bank records.   

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  • I left an abusive marriage in another state 16 years ago. My husband has died. This was a second marriage so I want to go back to the name prior to this marriage since I have adult children with that name and plan to be buried with the first husband. What will I need to proceed with this name change.

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