Louisiana Marriage Laws

§292 - Surname of married person


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Louisiana Revised Statutes - Title 9: Civil Code-Ancillaries - Code Title IV: Husband and Wife - Chapter 2: Incidents and Effects of Marriage - Part I: In General

Surname of married person


Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a woman, at her option, may use her maiden name, her present spouse's name, or a hyphenated combination thereof. If widowed, divorced, or remarried, a woman may use her maiden name, the surname of her deceased or former spouse, the surname of her present spouse, or any combination thereof.

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Acts 2003, No. 852, §1; Acts 2004, No. 118, §1.


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