Can I change my name at the time of divorce?
Ontario law allows a spouse to elect to resume their former surname upon divorce. The surname that you can elect to resume is the surname you held immediately before marriage. This is a simple process but must be done within 90 days of the divorce. If more time has elapsed, you will have to apply for a formal adult name change. The election to resume a former surname can be done at a cost of $25 whereas a formal name change costs $137. The forms can be accessed from the Registrar General and can be requested by telephone at 1-800-461-2156 or in Toronto at 416-325-8305.