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July 31, 2011 8:09 PM Subscribe
Got married 18 months ago and finally need to get around to changing my name. I live in the U.S. I'm such a dummy; how do I do this?
posted by thinkingwoman to law & government (12 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I assume the first order of business is to get a new SS card, then driver's license, then take copies of my marriage certificate to my personnel office at work and to my insurance company and banks. New passport is also on the list. Or should I do that in a different order?
Is there anything else I need to do? Do I need to change the name on the title of my car?
How long does this take? We are in the process of refinancing our house--should I try to get this all done before we close next month, or just wait till after and have them amend the documents with my new name?
Are there any pitfalls I might not be foreseeing?