Many people want to change their surname at the time of their divorce. This brief guide can help you navigate the requirements in Virginia for obtaining a legal name change. Whether you’re at the beginning or end of your divorce proceedings, here are some important steps related to changing your name and updating important personal documentation.
Regardless of your personal situation and relationship with your former partner, seeking a divorce when shared assets and children are involved can be complex. Beyond making important decisions about child custody, child support and visitation rights, or division of shared assets and property, you need to ensure the final decisions and agreement are clear, accurate and binding once put in writing.
Divorce cases may be complicated and lengthy, but once the proceedings are over and the court enters a Final Order of Divorce, the parties can move on to the next stage of their lives. The Final Order of Divorce is a final legal document from your divorce proceedings that details all the final terms and conditions of your divorce.