(Closed) Can I get a comprehensive list?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Your driver’s license and social security card will need to be updated for the name change.

Post # 5
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

included in your insurance carriers your auto insurance – your rates should go down!

That list seems like everything to me that your husband needs to inform. Unless you are joining accounts I dont think its 100% necessary for him to inform the bank. My husband didnt do anything with the bank but we already had joint accounts so I will just be changing my name with them.

Post # 6
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didn’t inform anyone that my husband was married. He is self employed so he didn’t need to give them an updated W4. The only thing I had to do for him was to add him to my insurance and get him new insurance cards. Does he have life insurance or a retirement plan? If so you will need to be the new beneficiary.

Post # 7
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you own a home, you may want to consider changing your name on the deed. You will also have to let your mortgage lender know. 

Other places where you will have to change your name are with frequent flier/travel clubs and you should decide if you want to have cars in both of your names. Since you are married, the cars thing is not a huge issue.

If either of you have life insurance, I would change the benefactor information ASAP. I would also start working on health insurance issues as soon as possible. My hubby went on my health insurance, but it took his employer a month to get him off of their plan. 

Oh passport  and voting information too!

Good luck!

Post # 10
1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

There is so much to do!  Someone started a thread bout this a few months ago; since it’s been a year since I got married, I am sure I forget some of it, so that list is going to be a much better list than anything I can come up with now.  The biggest thing that is pressing is health insurance- you only have 30 days after getting married to change. Car insurance is next most pressing so your rates will go down.  Good luck and congrats!

Post # 11
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

He may also want to update his will if he has one. 

Post # 12
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You are making me feel like a fail-wife, daydreamwanderer! I started a new job so I put “married” on my W-2, and he added me to his bank account and as his beneficiary for life insurance, but other than that we didn’t change anything. He’s still single on his W-2 – not sure what this will mean when tax time rolls around!

Post # 13
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Notify the credit bureaus of your name change.

Beneficiaries on insurance policies.

Any investment accounts?

I possibly wouldn’t worry about changing the W4 this year because your withholdings are going to be all screwed up already.  You might just want to wait until next year to do it.

I didn’t change my name on the deed of the house because I didn’t want to pay the fees to have a new one recorded.  I’m hoping that my old marriage license will certify that I’m the same person when we sell.

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