2010 Maryland Code
Section 7-105 - Restoration of former name.

§ 7-105. Restoration of former name.

In granting a decree of absolute divorce, the court shall change the name of a party to either the name given the party at birth or any other former name the party wishes to use if: 

(1) the party took a new name on marriage and no longer wishes to use it; 

(2) the party asks for the change of name; and 

(3) the purpose of the party is not illegal, fraudulent, or immoral. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 16, § 32; 1984, ch. 296, § 2.] 

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