Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Tit. IV, Art. 3947. Name confirmation

A. Marriage does not change the name of either spouse.  However, a married person may use the surname of either or both spouses as a surname.

B. The court may enter an order confirming the name of a married woman in a divorce proceeding, whether she is the plaintiff or defendant, which confirmation shall be limited to the name which she was using at the time of the marriage, or the name of her minor children, or her maiden name, without complying with the provisions of R.S. 13:4751 through 4755.  This Article shall not be construed to allow her to amend her birth certificate with the Bureau of Vital Statistics.


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