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Freaking out about Marriage License...Need help!

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 02:26 PM

Originally Posted by lucky k72
If a couple who were legally married in a foreign country want to divorce, do they have to go back to that country or can they just get divorced in the US?
oh wow K, that is a good Q! no clue what the answer is tho sorry.

#12 Karen

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    Posted 06 June 2008 - 02:57 PM

    Originally Posted by Nrvsbride
    I'm so sorry Michelle I really don't know. It does kind of sound like a pre-nup. Maybe Maura or Anny or one of the other spanish speaking girls can jump in and explain what it means.

    As far as not signing it with your new name I just got my license last week and I was told that I have to sign it with my new name or I will have problems with the SS office. But that's here in NY. If Rachel signed her old name and didn't have a problem then maybe it won't be a problem.

    Why don't you call the SS office in your county and ask your questions. They will give you the best idea as to what you need to change your name and make your marriage valid.
    Thanks for the info. Although I never plan on using it. lol.
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    #13 Nrvsbride

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      Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:09 PM

      Karen I would never let you use it! LOL.

      #14 michelle08

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        Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:21 PM

        You girls are funny...thanks for the info it sounds like I should be good...I should just quit looking at and call ss and deal w/ it...I didn't want to deal w/ them at the first of the month!

        #15 Jen5372

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          Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:06 PM

          OK now I have a question ( from reading all of this information)

          Im getting married in vegas-I now its easy to get the license there-but whenw e sign it, I sign the new name??

          Question 2-I never legally changed my name after my divorce-LONG STORY ( house still in both our names, etc...) so do I sign my new married name and just change it with SS/dmv/etc when I am back in NY?

          Hope Im not stealing your thread :)

          #16 ChristieB143102

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            Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:19 PM

            Originally Posted by Karen
            I got legally married in Mexico and I live in NY. I never had the marriage cert translated or apostilized. I was able to change my name on SS and other documents no problem. I can't remember which name I signed. With my driver's license I had a tad more difficulty. NY DMV doesn't accept foreign marriage certs so I had to wait to accumulate other documents in my new name (ss card, credit card, my social work license) as proof of name change. But it wasn't as horrible as i thought it would be.

            Oh and in mexico before you get married they ask you how you want to divy up belongings and money in case of divorce. I believe that other "pre nup" document you were referring to is that document.

            Karen, would you be willing to help me through this process if I provide you with my email? I live in NY and Im having an awful time!

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