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Can You Change Your Last Name to One Different From Your Maiden Name in a Texas Divorce

Under the Texas Family Code, a spouse may change her name back to a “name previously used by the party.” Sec. 6.706. CHANGE OF NAME. (a) In a decree of divorce or annulment, the court shall change the name of a party specifically requesting the change to a name previously used by the party unless …

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Does a Child Have to Take the Father’s Last Name in Texas?

The general answer is no, a child does not have to take the father’s last name in Texas. Naming Children While most children take on their father’s family name, in Texas there is no legal requirement for this. Parents traditionally agree on first and middle names for their kids, with the last name coming from the paternal side …

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