(Closed) HitchSwitch for name change?

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 2
4054 posts
Honey bee

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bellweddingoct2015:  No, but changing your name truly isn’t difficult. All it takes is a visit to your social security office, with your marriage license. Once you get your new SS card, you go get a new license (check rules in your state, you may need to take your marriage license there too.) Then once you get your new license, you just chenge it with your banks, work, etc. Trust me, it’s a lot less hassle that people make it out to be. I changed my name for my first marriage (but won’t be changing it for this marriage) It took me 2 years after divorcing my ex-H to change my name back to my maiden because I thought it would be a hassle, but really it was quite easy!

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by  BMoreBecc.
Post # 3
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t know if it costs anything, but if it does, I definitely wouldn’t do it. No matter what, you still have to go in person to the SS office and the DMV, so to me it’s really not that big of a deal to figure out what you need to bring on your own. Good luck! 

Post # 4
5081 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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bellweddingoct2015:  It’s my understanding that these sites/kits just prefill and gather the proper forms for you to change your name. As PPs said, it’s not worth the cost, since it will save you very little time and changing your name is actually pretty easy anyway. 

Just check the websites for your county. Usually all you need for SS is the marriage license and a form that you can get online. For your license, it may vary depending on where you are. I just had to wait 48 hours from applying for the new SS card before going to get my new DL. Some places you might actually have to wait for the card to come in. In the meantime, you can change much of your information online or with a phone call for credit cards and other accounts. Some places may need your marriage license or your new DL.  My name was completely changed (with the exception of my passport which I haven’t done yet) within a week.

Post # 5
25 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

It was really easy to change your name by yourself.  Once you get your marriage license, change your SS office. Then the RMV/Passport. Once I had a new license, and SS card I went to my bank to get a new cc/debit card. It was really easy and didn’t cost that much.  I recently renewed my Passport, and was within the year, so I didn’t have to pay for an updated one.  I bookmarked so many of those sites, and in the end I’m glad I took care of it myself, because it seemed like a waste of money

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