I normally do not post questions, but my husband has asked for a divorce after 18 years and I have a simple question for anyone who may know the answer to this...How long after filing for divorce can someone change their name back to their maiden name.?? I know there's generally a 6 mo. waiting period but do you have to wait until the waiting period is over before changing your name back or can you request to change your name back right after filing the request for divorce? And do you make this request with the courts or social security administration?. Thanks for anyone's help with this question. Holliwood.