Many women wish to return to their maiden/birth-given names during the divorce process.
In District of Columbia divorce proceedings, it is very simple to complete the name change process. You must simply request a return to your maiden name or birth-given name in the DC divorce papers.
This allows for a simple court-ordered name change without the expense of filing a separate case requesting a name change which requires publication in a newspaper.
Remember to ask your attorney about including this request in the documents that are filed with the court. This will save a great deal of money and time later.