42.0211 Restoration of maiden name.

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When the divorce, separation or annulment is granted, the court may restore to the woman the name used by her prior to the marriage when so requested.

History: 1962, PL 7-32.

Case Notes:

Application of equitable principles of estoppel and clean hands to action for annulment of formerly bigamous marriage was bolstered by territorial statutes providing that court “may” annul any marriage that was illegally contracted, and setting forth strict rules against judgment by default, collusive suits, and the granting of judgment in favor of a guilty party. A.S.C.A. §§ 42.0203, 42.0204-11. Watson v. Watson, 11 A.S.R.2d 30 (1989).