Iowa Code Title XV. Judicial Branch and Judicial Procedures [Chs. 595-686] § 595.5. Name change adopted

1. A party may indicate on the application for a marriage license the adoption of a name change.  The names used on the marriage license shall become the legal names of the parties to the marriage.  The marriage license shall contain a statement that when a name change is requested and affixed to the marriage license, the new name is the legal name of the requesting party.

2. An individual shall have only one legal name at any one time.

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