My question involves divorce in the State of: North Carolina
I got married in North Carolina. My husband filed for divorce in North Carolina as I was in New York and it would have taken longer for me to file it. During my research, I know that if I were to file for divorce in North Carolina I can request the judge to give me permission to change back to my maiden name. However, as it was my ex-husband who filed it, I did not see this option in any of the paperwork. Now I'm told that I need a legal document from the judge to be able to change my name. What is the process to do that? Would it cost me anything? I noticed that name changing fee are about $200. Can I get it done in New York?