Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 5
Divorce and Separation

R.I. Gen. Laws 15-5-17

 15-5-17.  Change of name.

Any woman, to whom a divorce from the bond of marriage is decreed, shall, upon request, be authorized by the decree to change her name, notwithstanding that there may be children born of the marriage, and subject to the same rights and liabilities as if her name had not been changed. This statute is in addition to, and not in abrogation of, the common law.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 195, 15; G.L. 1909, ch. 247, 15; G.L. 1923, ch. 291, 15; G.L. 1938, ch. 416, 15; G.L. 1956, 15-5-17; P.L. 1982, ch. 434, 1.