You may resume your prior name during or after the divorce process. Pursuant to Title 54 P.S. 704, “any person who is party in a divorce action may, at any time prior to or subsequent to the entry of the divorce decree, resume any prior surname used by him or her by filing a written notice…”
An annulment “nullifies” a marriage, while a divorce “terminates” a marriage. The marital union can be annulled if the Court finds the marriage is void or voidable; that is essentially to state the marriage should not have taken place or does not exist.
In general, in an effort to streamline the process, Pennsylvania child support calculations make certain assumptions about the amount of time each parent interacts with any one of their children and how much that child is entitled to in support. These general assumptions, though, don’t take into account the uniqueness of special needs.