(Closed) MA: We’re Married!! Right?!?

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hmmm…I got mine within a week or so. So three months seems way too long to me. And as far as I know, you do need the certificate to change your name with Social Security.

Post # 4
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

That’s really strange. I would check in with the government and make sure it hasn’t been lost or worse…. 

Post # 5
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Weird!  We got ours a week later!  We applied for the license, had the ceremony a week later, and then a week after that we got the certificate – I had to go pick it up @ the town hall. 

Post # 6
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That sounds like too long.  You’re right, how are you supposed to change your name or anything without it?  I’m pretty sure you couldn’t change your name with social security without it, and that’s the first step supposedly. 

I thought 1-2 weeks post wedding was more normal as long as your officiant sends it in right away. 

Can you call the town clerk where you applied for the license and talk to an actual person?  Might give you a chance to ask some questions and get answers besides “it’s too soon.”  If they still say that, I’d ask, “ok, when then?”  Is there any chance your rabbi didn’t send it in immediately?  Otherwise it sounds like the town clerk screwed up.

Post # 7
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would keep calling and following up on this one. It sounds like it has been too long.

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