Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. A wife may resume the use of her maiden name through an absolute divorce judgment.
However, only the wife may ask for this relief. Should a husband file for the divorce
and the wife fail to answer and counterclaim for the return to her maiden name, she may
be deemed to have waived this possibility. Conversely, the husband can not request that
his wife be forced to resume the use of her maiden name. A court will simply grant the
wife the use of her maiden name but not compel her to use it.