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DHANANJAY KUMAR GUPTA (practice in U.P.Vat Entry Tax Central Sales Tax & Income Tax)     25 August 2015

Is it mandatory for wife to change surname post marriage

Is it mandatory to change surname by a wife post marriage as per the surname of her husband when both are Hindus and also married as per hindu customs in accordance of law? What is the legal status when the girl is Varshney and married  to Gupta and she does not convert her surname as Gupta. Please give legal status opinion. Is it viable under the eyes of law?


 7 Replies

saravanan s (legal advisor)     25 August 2015

definitely not manadatory as per law that wife must change her surname after marriage

G. ARAVINTHAN (Legal Consultant / Solicitor)     25 August 2015

No Law mandates change of surname after marriage

cherukuri prasad (Advocate)     25 August 2015

Not mandatory and if you do it, you shall have effects. Best not to change.

SAUMITRA DEY (Lawyer)     25 August 2015

No, it is not mandatory for a wife to change surname after her marrige.

Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     30 August 2015

agreed with above views.

Puranmal Verma (Central Government Employee)     01 December 2015

Not mandatory 


E Drafter   01 August 2016

NO, It's not mandatory to change the maiden name however if the applicant want then she can go for that by furnishing Name Change after Marriage Affidavit.


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