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How do I change my name in a divorce case?

Name changes are often done through a divorce decree or annulment of marriage. See Iowa Code section 598.37, and Iowa court forms 17.101 or 17.201 to request a name change in the divorce petition available in the Iowa Court Rules or available on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at: https://www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/court-forms/. If you want to change your name outside of the divorce process, you must file a petition for name change. Name change forms are available on the Iowa Judicial Branch website at: https://www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/court-forms/, and interactive interview name change forms are available at: https://www.iowacourts.gov/for-the-public/representing-yourself/iowa-interactive-court-forms/.

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