My question involves name change laws in the State of: Illinois
My girlfriend was divorced in 1997. As part of the divorce decree, she received a formal order restoring her birth name. Being distraught at the time, however, she never followed through.
Flash-forward to today and she wants to return to her birth name on her driver's license, social security card and password.
Can she waltz into the DMV, Social Security office et cetera with a certified copy of a 13-years-old divorce decree and accomplish this simply?
Or is there a statute of limitations on these things? Does she have to instead go through the onerous process of filling out the name-change forms, ponying up the three-hundred-plus dollars, running an ad for three weeks and waiting for a hearing date?
In eight weeks she leaves the country for sixteen months, and we were hoping to get this done before she goes.
Thanks in advance for your replies.