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namechangeman namechangeman 4 years
The best process to change your name after marriage that is FREE along with the forms is at http://howtochangeyourname.com
namechangeman namechangeman 4 years
Just did this, going to the court, passport, driver's license, bank statements, pheww. Just hope I don't get divorced lol. Found a pretty easy instructional manuel at http://howtochangeyourname.com/blog/how-to-change-your-name/
ywirasin ywirasin 7 years
This process looks like a pain in the butt. A friend suggested I should look at a service called NameChangeExpress.com. They look very different from other services - any thoughts?
pikajill pikajill 7 years
Changing your name isn't that hard really. I used a site called MrsForever that offers helpful free instructions and links to forms you can download. It was pretty simple to follow, gave me a place to start and helped me keep track of the process.
Deidre Deidre 7 years
It seems like a daunting process, but it's not. Just a bit time-conuming because you may have to do some things in person (i.e. DMV). The only other thing I would add on there is to make sure you change over any weird online things as the final step -- for example, your Amazon or iTunes accounts and any frequent flier programs you use.
michaeluvnikita michaeluvnikita 7 years
I am not changing my last name. I refuse to change it. So what if we are divorced? Then I have to change my last name again?
cg130 cg130 7 years
Eeeesh, this process looks complicated - I can't believe women still change their names!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I kept my last name (with my husband's blessing). I did this for personal reasons, and I'm glad I got to dodge this process.
Smart-Living Smart-Living 7 years
supercoolnat — That's good to know! Because states may vary, it's a good idea to get in touch with your DMV (or visit the website) to make sure you're doing things in the best order.
Frenched Frenched 7 years
I'm glad I'm already over that. I chose to go by my husband's last name. I don't remember the process being that complicated but then again, that was a few years ago.
bbrimacombe bbrimacombe 7 years
After reading all that, I'm even more relieved that I can't change my name. If you live in Quebec (which I do), you have to go by your maiden name.
tiff58 tiff58 7 years
I am totally dragging my feet on this. This is good info!
supercoolnat supercoolnat 7 years
I actually found it was easiest to do the passport and SS card first before the drivers license, because of the documentation requirements for a NJ drivers license. Also, make a ton of copies of your marriage license and make up a standard letter to send to utilities, credit card companies, banks, frequent flier programs, magazine subscriptions, etc.
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