Federal and State Laws
54 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Chapter 7 - Judicial Change Of Name
Section 701 - Court Approval Required For Change Of Name
(a) General rule.--Except as set forth in subsection (b), it shall be unlawful for any person to assume a name different from the name...
Section 702 - Change By Order Of Court
(a) General rule.--The court of common pleas of any county may by order change the name of any person resident in the county. (b)...
Section 703 - Effect On Children
(a) General rule.--Whenever an order is made under this chapter changing the surname of anyone who is at the time thereof the parent of...
Section 704 - Divorcing And Divorced Person May Resume Prior Name
(a) General rule.--Any person who is a party in a divorce action may, at any time prior to or subsequent to the entry of...
Section 704.1 - Surviving Spouse May Resume Prior Name
A surviving spouse may, at any time, resume any prior surname used by him or her by filing a written notice to such effect...
Section 705 - Penalty For Violation Of Chapter
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter for purpose of avoiding payment of taxes or other debts commits a summary offense.
Last modified: October 8, 2016