One of the many questions that many women must contemplate during a divorce is whether to go back to using their maiden name or keep their married name. Most women still take their husband's last name when they marry or at least hyphenate their last name to include both.
Obviously, there's no one right answer. The decision is based on each individual's circumstances. It's a decision based on many practical considerations. However, it's also an emotional one. Giving up something that's been part of your identity for a while, possibly for decades, can be painful. The following are some things to consider when making that decision for yourself.