Accept a civil union certificate for a civil union that took place 02/19/07 or later
issued by jurisdictions (town, county or State) in the State of New Jersey. An individual
who enters into a civil union in the State of New Jersey may legally change his or
her name in New Jersey without a court order.
Either party to the union can: adopt the surname of the other party, both parties’
surnames, or both parties’ hyphenated surnames.
The civil union is dissolved through a court proceeding and upon dissolution of the
civil union, the prior surname may be resumed. In these cases, evidence of the dissolution
of union is acceptable evidence of the name change back to the prior surname.
The following is a brief description of the New Jersey civil union documents:
The document title is “Certificate of Civil Union”
Both names appear as Party A and B
Document shows biographical data.