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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 Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law today.

Get Assistance with the Complicated Name Change Process

As 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 before you begin.

We 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

We understand that something that might seem as simple as a name change can mean the world to our clients. After all, you want to be able to say your name proudly and feel comfortable in your identity. When clients come to us for help, our primary objective is to make certain they know that we will do all we can to help them with their legal matters.

Our founding attorney, Dennis M. Slate, is well-known in Deer Park for his accolades and accomplishments, including:

  • 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating
  • Membership to Super Lawyers®
  • 20+ 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 us today to learn what to do next!

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 100 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 25 Years

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Please note, the attorneys at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are only licensed to practice in the state of Texas, and cannot assist with out-of-state cases.
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