- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
For those of you who have had to go the court order route to change your name — on the day of your court hearing were you immediately issued a useable document to take to SS and the DMV to have your cards updated with your new name? I think I’m supposed to take the “Decree Changing Name” doc with me to my hearing. Do I walk home with that at the end of the day?
Or after the court approves your name change, do you have to wait to get your docs in the mail? I was wondering if right after my name change was approved, how soon I could run to SS and DMV…and if I could do it on the same day. I know that they say go to SS first, wait to get your SS card with your new name, then DMV…but if I have a court order, I wouldn’t have to wait, right?
Just FYI – I’m in California. I had to go through the courts because the changes I made exceeded the scope of the “simple name change” process for reasons of marriage. Thanks!