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Married Name Vs Maiden Name

name by association??


I am trying to find out some information on how to address the following; My ex has chosen to use her maiden name now that we have been separated (less than 1 year) and wont supply any documentation to confirm, she has said that she has a drivers license but this can be 'name change by association'. I don't believe if she was to walk into a bank she would be able to open a bank account in her name by association. Initiating application has been lodged with the court under the married name. What name do I use for her and will the orders/application abide to her as maiden name if it is under the married name? Her solicitor has been requested to adopt her maiden name, but not once have they referred to her by her first and last name.

My partners ex has been using her maiden name on all new bank accounts and court documents since separation, despite not being legally divorced. The ex initiated the property settlement under her maiden name, so that's the name the court, our solicitor and her used. I'd probably just use which ever last name she files her response in, if unsure just give the court helpline a call and ask.
People change their surnames for all sorts of reasons. Changing a surname back to the maiden surname after separating is probably one of the more worthy reasons.

Why should she have to supply you with documents to confirm she is using her maiden name?  

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so that the orders are attached to the person and no room for no lope holes for her to say look Im Jane Doe then when it suits no Im Jane smith that doesnt apply, I dont mind either way but just trying to find out what the name to use for the orders, they were initiated under her married name which apparently after 10 years is a made up name, so will wait for the response I guess and use that name
Poem, your ex's legal name is her maiden name. Using the husbands name is a convention. There is no legal requirement for her to use her married name. She could just have easily kept using her maiden name all through your marriage. She did not sign a document when she married you that stated she had to use your name.

You need to get over this. It is just a name. If you are that concerned maybe you can address her by both is. Jane Doe nee Smith.
I don't think people are getting Poem's concern, which is that the name change could affect court proceedings (e.g. that's not me). I don't believe that this would be an issue as the courts would likely see any such attempt as trying to obfuscate proceedings. However, would a coverall statement in the application e.g. "X as used from yyyy to yyyy, whose maiden name was Y to be referred to hereafter in this application as X" cover this?
Smith (nee Jones) would suffice

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LP is correct in what he states. It is quite simple (the solution not LP).

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Thanks for the clarification Monti -

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