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Courtney Cox Files for Divorce & Name Change

Posted By Attorney Jim Cairns || 15-Jun-2012

Courtney Cox Arquette has not only filed for divorce against David Arquette, but is changing her name. She has filed to legally remove Arquette as part of her last name. Along with the divorce papers filed, Cox no longer wants to carry her estranged husband's name and has requested that her name be restored to Courtney Cox.

After twelve years of marriage, Cox has made the decision to move ahead and create a new life for herself and her daughter Coco. Shortly after officially filing her divorce papers and name change she was spotted in the cozy and comfortable atmosphere of the Japanese restaurant Nobu in Malibu. The day after filing Cox attended the Vintage Hollywood Fundraiser at Arquette's home in Beverly Hills.

Both Cox and Arquette state they are having an amicable divorce and want to have joint custody of Coco, their eight year old daughter. They have stated irreconcilable differences as the reason for their divorce. Cox has remained single, but Arquette had a brief romance with Christina McLarty, TV reporter.

In October 2010 the couple publicly announced their separation. They met in 1996 on the set of the movie Scream and married three years later. This year they would have celebrated their thirteenth anniversary.

A name change is an option for women who would like to have their maiden name or prior name reinstated. Cairns Law Offices can help you change your name three different ways. First, you can go from a hyphenated name like "Cox-Arquette", and remove your husband's part of the name like Cox is doing; second, you can retake your maiden name if you changed it completely to your husband's name; and lastly, you can retake a prior married name if you changed it to your spouse's name.

If you are already divorced or are getting divorced now and you would like to reinstate your maiden or prior married name, Cairns Law Offices offers this customized service. Please contact us at 888.863.9115 or by email to get started or to answer any further questions. Click here to email your questions to Attorney Cairns.

For current clients only: If Cairns Law Offices is currently handling your divorce or has already obtained your divorce and you want to add the name change service, CLICK HERE and enter as a RETURNING CLIENT, choose NAME CHANGE, make then payment. We will prepare and email you the proper paperwork withing 1 business day.