25-4-47 Restoration of former name to wife--Validation of prior decrees.
Restoration of former name to wife--Validation of prior decrees.
Whenever a decree
of divorce is granted, the trial court may, in its discretion or upon the application of either party by
the terms of the decree, restore to the woman her maiden name or the name she legally bore prior
to her marriage to the husband in the divorce suit. All decrees of divorce previously entered restoring
to the divorced woman her former name under this section are declared legal and valid and effective
from their date of entry.
Source: SDC 1939, § 14.0702; SL 1983, ch 205.