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  • Information on Changing Your Name After a Divorce

    Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 22-Sep-2015

    It is common for one spouse to change their name immediately after a divorce. However, many people do not understand the process of doing so. To help, we have answered some questions, which can be found below. 1. How do I change my last name back to my maiden name? This can differ from state to state. In New York, most divorce decrees will contain a court order that recognizes a name change. If ...
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  • Changing an Infant's Surname-Use the Best Interest of the Child Standard

    Posted By Ken Eiges || 22-Jan-2013

    Civil Rights Law §63, allows an infant's name to be changed if there is no reasonable objection to the proposed name and that the change will substantially promote the best interest of the child. When deciding if a noncustodial parent's objection to the name change is reasonable a court will ask if the parent's concerns have to do with the best interest of the child or for some ...
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