518.27 NAME OF PARTY.
Except as provided in section
, in the final decree of dissolution or legal separation the
court shall, if requested by a party, change the name of that party to another name as the party
requests. The court shall grant a request unless it finds that there is an intent to defraud or mislead,
unless the name change is subject to section
, in which case the requirements of that
section apply. The court shall notify the parties that use of a different surname after dissolution or
legal separation without complying with section
, if applicable, is a gross misdemeanor.
The party's new name shall be so designated in the final decree.
History: (8607) RL s 3596; 1974 c 107 s 17; 1975 c 52 s 5; 1978 c 772 s 47; 1979 c 259
s 22; 2000 c 311 art 3 s 6