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Lindsay Lohan Ditching Her Last Name?

Lindsay Lohan wants to drop her surname and be known as just "Lindsay" for right now. Meanwhile, family members Dina Lohan and Ali Lohan are planning on changing their last names as well to Dina's maiden name of Sullivan.

Why the sudden change? The Los Angeles Times reports that the Lohan ladies want nothing to do with father Michael Lohan anymore and claim that he has been an embarrassment to the family. Most recently, Michael Lohan was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence for allegedly pushing and shoving another woman.

Some people may argue that it is actually Lindsay who is the embarrassment to the Lohan family with her dramatic DUI case and recent grand theft charge, but that's a whole other story. When getting a name change, it could be a good idea to consult with an attorney to learn if there are any undesired or unexpected consequences of changing a name.

A name change after a divorce actually isn't uncommon at all and it's actually a very simple process in some U.S. states. In the state of Arizona, adults can change their last name through Maricopa County's Self-Service Center. The application for an adult's change of name can be found here. Changing a child's last name after a divorce can be a bit more complicated, especially if one parent objects to the name change.

Section R9-19-118 of the Arizona Administrative Code states the requirements for changing the last name of a minor child. The forms for changing the name of a minor can all be found on the Maricopa County Superior Court website.

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