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Divorce could prompt a need for a variety of changes

Many couples in California and elsewhere enter a marriage with the intent of remaining together for the rest of their lives. Some may give little thought as to what might happen should the relationship come to an end. For those who are facing divorce, change may be inevitable, and knowing what types of changes could be necessary might play a vital role in entering a new chapter in life.

Upon entering a marriage, a person may choose to take on the last name of the other party. Should a couple decide to part ways, one might wish to change back to his or her previous last name. While this can be an emotional step, it can also be complex, as a change in last name could prompt a need to update one's banking and credit account information, as well as a variety of other documents.

Following a divorce, it may be necessary to update information on documents and accounts such as property titles and investments. If one has enabled automatic payments on credit accounts, making the necessary adjustments could help prevent payments from suddenly coming to a halt. While making changes to account information, it may also be time to update one's beneficiary status, as overlooking this area could prove detrimental in the future.

With numerous factors to consider, divorce can seem a stressful and harrowing process. When facing the end of a marriage, a person in California could find it beneficial to consult with a family law attorney for guidance on what to expect throughout the process. An attorney can provide a client with advice in covering every aspect of divorce and assist in pursuing the best outcome possible during legal proceedings.

Source:, "Cost of a name change after divorce? Priceless", Beth Pinsker, Accessed on April 23, 2018

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