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Making the necessary changes following divorce in New Jersey

For many individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere, change may be considered a part of everyday life. However, while one may be able to predict and form a strategy for certain changes, others may be more difficult to prepare for, such as the end of a marriage. For those who are facing a divorce, seeking advice on what to expect during the process, and the changes that may be necessary could prove essential to moving forward in life.

For those who took on the name of their spouse after marriage, many may wish to revert to their previous last name following divorce. For some, this might prove a vital step to moving on and opening new chapter of life. However, the process may involve more than a simple change of name, as it could also prompt a need to update information on a variety of documents and accounts.

Perhaps some of the more obvious changes to make under similar circumstances lie with banking or credit card accounts. However, while updating information to reflect a change in name, one may also find it advisable to make adjustments to investment or retirement accounts, or even a mortgage. While making the necessary updates, a person could also consider updating beneficiaries to reflect his or her current wishes.

Divorce can be a stressful and taxing process, and preparing for the future can be a challenging task. Those who are going through the end of a marriage could find it beneficial to consult with a family law attorney for advice on what to expect during divorce. An attorney can provide a client in New Jersey with advice on every aspect of the process and assist in pursuing the best outcome possible regarding his or her future.

Source:, "Cost of a name change after divorce? Priceless", Beth Pinsker, April 1, 2018

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