Adult Name Changes After Same-Sex Divorce
Deer Park Divorce Lawyer Here to Help
When the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June
2015, not many people initially realized that
same-sex divorce was legalized in every state, too. As the law and the changes sink in,
more and more
same-sex couples are utilizing their newfound rights to file for divorce, but they are
also exposing themselves to the complications that everyone else must
deal with when dissolving a marriage. One issue that continues to come
up, time after time, is the need for an adult name change once the marriage is over.
If you are in a same-sex marriage and are going through a divorce in Texas
and have questions about changing your name afterwards, contact Deer Park divorce attorney Dennis M. Slate today.
Get Assistance with the Complicated Name Change Process
same-sex divorce is subject to the same mistakes as any other sort of divorce, it is entirely
possible that your proceeding was rushed or had important aspects overlooked.
It is not uncommon for same-sex couples divorcing throughout the state
to forget to request that their names be reverted to their birth names
after the marriage is dissolved. If this is what happened to you during
your same-sex divorce, you can still petition to have your name changed.
However, as the process can be seen as lengthy and complex, you should
retain the help of a Deer Park family law attorney from my firm before
When you work with me, I can help you with every step along the way, including:
- Requesting appropriate forms
- Double-checking completed forms for accuracy
- Creating and sealing copies of relevant paperwork
- Filing petition at the correct county clerk’s office
- Representing you in court, if need be
- Notifying agencies of the alteration
Commitment to Your Case Makes All the Difference
I understand that something that might seem as simple as a name change
can mean the world to my clients. After all, you want to be able to say
your name proudly and feel comfortable in your identity. When clients
come to me for help, my primary objective is to make certain they know
that I will do all I can to help them with their legal matters.
I am well-known in Deer Park for my accolades and accomplishments, including:
- Board-Certification in Family Law
- 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating
- 10+ years of legal experience
- 20 years of U.S. Military service
Ready to start the process of changing your name after a same-sex divorce? Contact me
today to learn what to do next!