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posted 2 years ago in Names
Post # 2
Member
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve heard mixed things about name changing services so just did it myself. I didn’t find it to be a difficult process at all. It just takes a little time.

I went to the Social Security office first, and that was a 30 minute visit (20 were spent waiting) and was free. Then I went to the DMV and paid $35 for a new license. The rest I was able to do online or through fax after I had gotten my new license.

Post # 3
Hostess
9831 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

texaslemon:  it’s really not that big a deal – i wouldn’t pay someone to do this for me…

I’d also be surprised if they’re actually able to do this for you everywhere – you’re probably still going to have to do a bunch o fyour own running around.

Post # 4
Member
1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i bought this one night and its basically a bust — all they do is tell you what forms you might need which isn’t really all that helpful if you can use google.

 

For me it was a total waste and I never used it.

Post # 5
Member
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

Relating to the time thing TaraMay_ mentioned, companies like this aren’t really saving you that time. They’re getting you the forms, but you still have to submit them.

So basically you’re in line at the social security office with your form with all the other people, except you paid $15 for it

Post # 6
Member
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I spent less than 10 minutes at the S.S. office and about 15 minutes at the DMV. One of those agencies notified the Board of Elections, but I can’t quite figure out which one.

My reward cards are still in my maiden name. I probably will be too lazy to ever change those.

I think it is less of a hassle to update the information yourself than you might think.

Post # 7
Member
3345 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

texaslemon:  I’ve heard that these things aren’t worth it. I guess they basically just assemble all the forms that you will need for you. So it may only save you a small amount of time. There are plenty of checklists online that help just as much and are free. 

Post # 8
Member
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Also, you don’t even need to go in person to social security – you can do it through the mail (as long as you’re OK with having your passport out of your possession for a week or so). 

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