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§ 7-105. Restoration of former name

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Divorce (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Family Law, § 7-105
§ 7-105. Restoration of former name
In general
(a) In granting a decree of absolute divorce or on motion of a party filed within 18 months after a final decree of absolute divorce is entered, the court shall change the name of the requesting party to either the name given the party at birth or any other former name the party wishes to use if:
(1) the party took a new name on marriage and no longer wishes to use it;
(2) the party asks for the change of name; and
(3) the purpose of the party is not illegal, fraudulent, or immoral.
Applicability of Maryland Rule 15-901
(b) The provisions of Maryland Rule 15-901 relating to an action for a change of name do not apply to a change of name under this section.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 624, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 625, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 16, § 32.
MD Code, Family Law, § 7-105, MD FAMILY § 7-105
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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