A person at any time after the person is widowed may, upon application to the clerk
of court of the county in which the person resides setting forth the person's intention
to do so, resume the use of her maiden name or the name of a prior deceased husband
or of a previously divorced husband in the case of a widow, or his premarriage surname
in the case of a widower. The application shall set forth the full name of the last spouse of the applicant,
shall include a copy of the spouse's death certificate, and shall be signed by the
applicant in the applicant's full name. The clerks of court of the several counties of this State shall record and index
such applications in the manner required by the Administrative Office of the Courts.
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