What Happens When Couples With Mash-up Names Divorce?

Breaking up is hard to do, especially if you created a new family name or took your spouse’s name when you got married.

It was all very romantic. When Sharon Hoffman and Edan Eshel decided to get married, they decided not only to embrace a new life together, but a new name. The decisions were carefully considered. “I knew I didn’t want to take his name,” says Sharon, a real estate agent now living in Alameda, California. “I was 32 and it felt strange at that age to be joining someone’s...